Reply to post: LOHAN On Top?

LOHAN ideas..

Ralph B
Boffin

LOHAN On Top?

Why not launch LOHAN straight up from the TOP of the balloon? Thusly:

.....^.....

....| |.... - Lohan

.OOO.

OOOO - Balloon

.OOO.

.....|.....

.....|..... - cable

.....|.....

===== - avioncs

The teathered avionics should provide enough counterweight to ensure LOHAN is pointed and launched upwards. No worries about twisting effects or icing (or weight!) from the truss/rod arrangement.

Obviously some sort of net would be needed around the balloon to support the launch platform on the vastly expanding balloon. Easily tested on the ground, I'd've thought.

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