Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Snapshot: uncured prepreg in the stratospheric flight

The mini camera installed on the cassette recorded a video during the launch. The snapshot shows a part of the prepreg in the cassette over South Australia fields.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Experiment on polymerisation in stratosphere.

Last Sunday (25.11.2012) we have sent our cassette with uncured composite in stratosphere.
Konrad Schneider is holding the cassette. We tested the heater of the cassette in air and vacuum (20 Torrs) conditions.

The cassette contained uncured epoxy and polyether compositions with thermo and UV curable compounds.
The cassette was part of payload of stratospheric balloon in Horus project

Filling with helium.

Moving to field.

Balloon and payloads are ready. 

Three boxes of payload and the balloon in Adelaide sky.

Final altitude was about 27 km.