Venus atmospheric platform options revisited

@article{Dorrington2010VenusAP,
  title={Venus atmospheric platform options revisited},
  author={G. Dorrington},
  journal={Advances in Space Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={46},
  pages={310-326}
}
  • G. Dorrington
  • Published 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Advances in Space Research
  • Various balloon systems intended as scientific platforms to float in the atmosphere of Venus at altitudes between about 35 and 65 km are briefly reviewed. Previous predictions of the altitude oscillations of balloons filled with helium gas and water vapor are largely confirmed through numerical simulation and analysis. The need for refined thermal modelling is emphasised. Several novel technical concepts are introduced. It is concluded that phase change balloons would be more suitable than non… CONTINUE READING
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