This site is the live, working resource site for the balloon team. It serves as the repository of all information on the balloon program. All that we do is documented here, or linked to from here. It is not necessarily meant to be a nice to read website, it's meant to be a construction plan, a technical handbook, and an operations manual. You will find the nitty gritty of long duration ballooning here.
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Details about each flight's specific systems, plans, and performance.
Operations manuals for SpeedBall missions for Mission Control teams.
Launch - sites, crew, procedures
Flight Dynamics - Modeling/predicting what the balloon will/should do
Flight Rules - Artificial constraints imposed upon in-flight decision-making
Flight Weather/Flight Path - data for flight decision-making and predicting the flight path
Airspace Notification Planning - talking to ATC about the balloon
General Constraints Guide
Launch Location Outline
Launch Window Outline
We suspect that hoar frost or rime icing may occur on the balloon envelope during certain conditions of flight. This could add significant weight to the balloon.
Several Papers describe small zero-pressure balloon research flights similar to ours.