Airbeams at the Edge

To build the giant stations and airships  we need to start testing the airbeam structures up high. This is a flight we’re planning to carry a 50 foot airbeam to 100,000 feet.

We’re calling the mission “High Beam”.

3 Responses to “Airbeams at the Edge”

  1. Frank Smith says:

    Will the air beam be inflated before launch?
    If so how will it handle the reduced air pressure at 100,000 feet?

  2. Administrator says:

    The air beam will be inflated before launch. On the end caps there are pressure relief valves that open at 2.5 psi. The bean will hold it’s shape on the way up, but sag on the descent.
    The beam flight after this will have a repressurization system.

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