PROCEEDINGS OF THE AFCRL SCIENTIFIC BALLOON SYMPOSIUM, HELD AT BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 25-27 SEPTEMBER 1963
Air Force Surveys in Geophysics Research note
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA
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Sixteen of the twenty papers presented at the Symposium are presented. They provide a reasonable balance between balloon-borne experiments and recent developments of balloon technology. Balloon technology presentations include plastic balloon capabilities, both in-being and projected, current shape studies for new designs, a survey of sensing elements for the balloon environment, and the development of a new heavy load balloon material. Two balloon astronomy programs and related stabilization systems are presented, as is the case for manned balloon astronomy. Other scientific applications of balloons include atmospheric optics and atmospheric sampling programs, jet stabilization of a balloon gondola, and the ROBIN and ROSE balloon systems. Other types of balloons discussed are tethered balloons, hot air balloons, and the neoprene vertical sounding balloon.
- Lighter-than-air Aircraft