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Flight Modeling

Launch site selection and flight projection modeling are a very critical when launching a Near Space Balloon. The capsule landing location can be predicted by considering weather patterns and initial launch location. Considering these factors, calculations will be made to determine the approximate landing location of the capsule after it parachutes back to Earth.

We ran flight models for different launch locations. We chose the site with the best flight path model which was highly dependant on the weather.

Team Member Assignment
Brendon Mendenhall Team Leader: Landing Projection Modeling
Olivia Miller Research, Landing Projection Modeling
Ralph Alvarado Research, Landing Projection Modeling
Christopher Figueroa Research, Landing Projection Modeling

Actual Flight

View Actual Flight Path and Predictions in a larger map

Flight Models

April 04, 2012

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April 03, 2012

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April 02, 2012

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April 01, 2012

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March 31, 2012


March 30, 2012


March 27, 2012

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Landing Projection Calculators

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Last Updated: 01/08/2018
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