Kerry Nock

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Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) is developing a revolutionary system architecture for exploration of planetary atmospheres and surfaces from atmospheric altitudes. The work is supported by the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC). The innovative system architecture relies upon the use of Directed Aerial Robot Explorers (DAREs), which essentially(More)
Robotic aerovehicles, or aerobots, can perform long duration detailed studies of planetary surfaces and atmospheres in three dimensions. Here we explore specific abilities of an aerobot mission to Venus using two concept missions: the Balloon Experiment at Venus (BEV) and the Venus Flyer Robot (VFR). Oscillating between 40 and 60 km altitude, the BEV is(More)
Global Aerospace Corporation, with funding provided by the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC), is developing a revolutionary concept for a global constellation and network of hundreds of stratospheric superpressure balloons which can address major scientific questions relating to NASA's Earth Science Mission by measuring stratospheric gases,(More)
Comparison of the times of occurrence of a newly discovered type of disturbance in the interplanetary magnetic field at 0.72 astronomical unit with the passage of the small Venus-crossing asteroid, 2201 Oljato, reveals a possible association, but the source of these disturbances appears to be associated with outgassing material in the Oljato orbit some(More)
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