A low cost alternative for satellites- tethered ultra-high altitude balloons

  title={A low cost alternative for satellites- tethered ultra-high altitude balloons},
  author={Kunsel Izet-Unsalan and Deniz Unsalan},
  journal={Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies - RAST2011},
  • K. Izet-Unsalan, D. Unsalan
  • Published 9 June 2011
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies - RAST2011
Geostationary and geosynchronous satellites have a wide area of application in present day technology. The main drawback for the wider usage of such satellites is their high cost of launching into their orbit. As alternatives to conventional rocket launching, launching by high muzzle speed guns or by electric railguns have been proposed. However, it is hereby advocated that aerostats, stratospheric or mesospheric balloons tethered to a fixed point on the earth can also be used to fulfil the… 

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