Monday, August 21, 2006

Orders of magnitude

It looks like our imaging capability will allow us to record data for about 600 kms (at 50 mph balloon speed) on a swath of land of about 20 kms. HASP will be at 120,000 feet (or 38 kms) up and we are taking a 15 degree tilt angle for our camera in order to take full advantage of the rotation induced by the balloon (see previous entry.)

We will launch from Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Here is what a our trajectory could look like over New Mexico and Arizona. The same dimension can be mapped over other regions of interest for our type of project: New Orleans and the Mississippi coast and California.

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