SPEED Project

SPEED Project

Super Pressure Evolution Efficiency Design       California Near Space Project (CNSP) is pleased to announce the launch of our latest project, Super Pressure Evolution Efficiency Design, “SPEED.” The primary goal of the SPEED Project is to design and build successful Super Pressure Balloons. The evolution of efficiency and design with a Super Pressure Balloon requires extensive testing of candidate films including, tensile...

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CNSP-21

CNSP-21

Super Pressure Balloon Flight, January 25, 2015 CNSP-21   K6RPT-12     CNSP-21 completed its journey around the world in just 11 days 23 hours 6 minutes.   California Near Space Project (CNSP) launched a Super Pressure Balloon from Silicon Valley California on Sunday, January 25, 2015, flight # CNSP-21; call sign K6RPT-12. This is another one of our  SPEED Project missions to push the evolution of efficiency and design....

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CNSP-18 is back home from Morocco!

CNSP-18 is back home from Morocco!

  We wanted to let everyone know that the CNSP-18 payload made it back home from Morocco on January 18, 2014.   This long story started on December 2, 2012, when the California Near Space Project launched CNSP-18 on a long duration floater mission that flew from California to Morocco, covering 6,080 great circle miles. For the full story, see this page     On December 23, 2012, Don Ferguson, AI6RE received the good news...

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New Website

With the help of John Malsbury, the California Near Space Project has updated its website with a more modern appearance and features that should help us stay in touch with everyone.  With this new site, we hope we can provide a more educational and aesthetically pleasing experience to our visitors.  Soon, we will also begin posting technical content for people that are curious about endeavors. We look forward to seeing you...

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CNSP-18 Found in Morocco

CNSP-18 Found in Morocco

We thought we would let everyone know that our second trans-atlantic balloon, CNSP-18, has been recovered in Morocco.  The story involved some educated guessing, hiking, and for the first time, bargaining with the local population.  We greatly appreciate the time and energy that Patrick CN2GW / F1GXW, Said CN8WW, Amin CN8YM and Mohamed spent recovering the payload.  For the full story, see this...

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CNSP-18

CNSP-18

  Transatlantic Balloon Flight, December 2-5, 2012 CNSP-18   K6RPT-12   California Near Space Project Launch of CNSP-18 Transcontinental / Transatlantic Balloon Flight By Don Ferguson AI6RE It was a rainy weekend in San Jose but all indications were that the weather would clear in the afternoon on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012. Almost 1 year ago, on December 11th, 2011, a latex balloon, CNSP-11, was launched from San Jose,...

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