Archive for November, 2013

Working on Ascender 100

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Away 86 from Balloon

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

First Valve Mission

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

First balloon valve mission. The valve is used to control the ascent rate and to hold the balloon at the destination altitude. We’ve done two valve flights so far. Next year we’re planning at least two more.

This is a closeup of the valve from Away 71, our second balloon valve mission.


Away 65 Side Camera

Thursday, November 28th, 2013