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CNSP & Scientific Balloon Solutions

CNSP & Scientific Balloon Solutions

CNSP & Scientific Balloon Solutions California Near Space Project (CNSP) has been working on techniques for long duration balloon flights. We pushed the latex weather balloons far beyond their normal capability. In 2011 we flew CNSP-11, the very first latex balloon to ever cross the Atlantic; it flew from California to the Mediterranean Sea. We flew a second latex balloon across the Atlantic again in 2012. We realized that we needed...

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CNSP-30

CNSP-30

Super Pressure Balloon Flight, August 24, 2016 CNSP-30   K6RPT-11   California Near Space Project (CNSP) launched a Super Pressure Balloon from Silicon Valley California on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, flight # CNSP-30; call sign K6RPT-11. This is another one of our  SPEED Project missions to push the evolution of efficiency and design. This Super Pressure balloon is a SBS-16, the design changes include, geometric design and additional...

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CNSP-29

CNSP-29

Super Pressure Balloon Flight, June 13, 2016 CNSP-29   K6RPT-12   California Near Space Project (CNSP) launched a Super Pressure Balloon from Silicon Valley California on Monday, June 13, 2016, flight # CNSP-29; call sign K6RPT-12. This is another one of our SPEED Project missions to push the evolution of efficiency and design. This Super Pressure balloon is a SBS-13 with a float altitude of 48,500 feet or 14.7 km. On November 1, 2016 this...

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CNSP-28

CNSP-28

Super Pressure Balloon Flight, October 2, 2015 CNSP-28   K6RPT-11   California Near Space Project (CNSP) launched a Super Pressure Balloon from Silicon Valley California on Friday, October 2, 2015, flight # CNSP-28; call sign K6RPT-11. This is another one of our SPEED Project missions to push the evolution of efficiency and design. This Super Pressure balloon is testing a seaming technique for reliability. The last report was from Japan on...

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CNSP and Southern Stars

CNSP and Southern Stars

CNSP and Southern Stars, September 26, 2015   The California Near Space Project (CNSP) and Southern Stars collaborated in the launch of a high altitude balloon flight on Saturday September 26, 2015. CNSP provided launch support, using an Alicat Mass Flow Meter to precision fill the balloon for launch. Southern Stars was testing communications for a nano-satellite called SkyCube. Everything went well, and the flight was successful. Visit...

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