Damn, this is getting high tech for a garden shed project! Well done and consider my flabber truly gasted!
LOHAN cooks up tempting Raspberry Pi spiced with Iridium
The electronics buffs among you should brace for explosive geekgasm, as the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team serves up a tasty dish of Iridium-spiced Raspberry Pi, with a tempting side dish of Python. Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic You'll recall that back in September, our audacious …
Wednesday 28th November 2012 10:23 GMT fawlty
All thats left is to bounce the signal directly into Mr Bigs limo somewhere near Aurora, Illinois...
In all 'seriousness' - keep up the good work! - E Musk esq must be quaking in his boots, his plans for Mars are increasingly threatened by the next generation off the SPB drawing-board (surely playmonauts could be genetically engineered to colonise the red planet via crowd-sourced garden sheddery?)
Cheers cheers cheers.
Wednesday 28th November 2012 10:50 GMT James Micallef
The first step to a new way of colonising space? After all, the major difficulty in getting stuff to outer space is the giant gravity well. The combination of balloon + rocket means that starting from 100,000 feet, a rocket weighing X tons can have a lot closer to X tons of payload and a small bit of fuel to escape the outer atmosphere, instead of (as is the case for ground-launched rockets), most of X being fuel and teh rest being a tiny payload.
Now, what size of balloon would you need to get a SpaceX Falcon up to 100k feet??
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