NASA’s science balloon is the size of a football field
Launched by the US Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA With the success of today, a high-pressure scientific balloon (EUSO-2), thus completing a goal that it has pursued for 15 years.
And she said NASA In a statement: “The balloon, the size of a football field, took off from Wanaka Airport in New Zealand on the country’s South Island, on a mission that takes 100 days or more of flying, in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.”
Debbie Fairbrother, head of the balloon science program, said: “Having two high-pressure balloons has been a goal in the making for 15 years.”
It is noteworthy that the first balloon was launched on April 16, as it circled the southern hemisphere of the Earth three times, flying at an altitude of about 33 thousand meters, and the balloon was designed to monitor high-energy cosmic particles coming from outside the galaxy as it penetrated the Earth’s atmosphere.-
NASA’s Science Balloon Program launched a football-field-sized hyperbaric balloon from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, on a technical mission aimed at 100 days or more of flight in Earth’s upper atmosphere.
The science mission from the University of Chicago aims to build on data gathered during the 2017 mission. EUSO-2 will detect high-energy cosmic ray particles from outside the galaxy as they penetrate Earth’s atmosphere. The origins of these particles are not well known, so the data collected from EUSO-2 will help solve this scientific puzzle, along with testing and qualifying the hyperbaric balloon technology for flight.