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How much weight can a weather balloon carry?

How much weight can a weather balloon carry?

We recommend the Weather Balloon 2000 for challenging projects to achieve ambitions altitudes. The balloon can carry a payload of up to 2000g (70.5 oz) and reaches a maximum burst altitude of 38,000m (23.6mi).

Can a weather balloon carry a person?

If the buoyancy and weight is equal, it can’t float. So the buoyancy has to be more than the weight. So you will need more than 405.4L of helium to lift an object weighing only a pound. 150*405.4=60810, so you would need more than 60810L of helium to lift a person who weighs 150 pounds.

Is it illegal to launch a weather balloon?

Yes, but only if you take the necessary precautions. Never launch a weather balloon in an area with congested air space and always coordinate your launch with the appropriate authorities. In the US that may include filing a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen).

How much helium do you need for a weather balloon?

You divide the weight of your balloon and payload (2400 g) by 28 g/cu. ft. to get the total number of cubic feet of helium required for your launch (2400 g ÷ 28 g/cu. ft = 86 cu. ft.).

How high can weather balloons go?

Weather balloons can rise to an altitude of 24 miles (39 kilometers) or more before they burst, and a payload may land (via parachute) up to 75 miles (120 km) away, depending on wind conditions at the launch site, Maydell said.

How heavy is a radiosonde?

The radiosonde is a small, expendable instrument package (weighs 250 to 500 grams) that is suspended below a large balloon inflated with hydrogen or helium gas.

Do planes hit weather balloons?

A couple THOUSAND weather balloons are launched each day. Pilots and air traffic controllers are never warned about them, because the odds of a plane running into one are quite small and even if one does, it won’t damage the plane.

How do they get the balloon to pop after 90 minutes?

As weather balloons travel further from the Earth’s surface, the air pressure around the balloon decreases drastically. As the air gets thinner, the balloon’s casing get tighter. The expanding gas causes the balloon to reach full capacity and it pops.

How much can a weather balloon carry?

How much they can carry depends mostly on the size of the weather balloon. If we go back to the post mentioned above, we learn that weather balloons range in size from 2.5 feet to 8 feet in diameter. It stands to reason then that the larger the weather balloon the more it can carry.

How high can the weather balloon 2000 go?

The balloon can carry a payload of up to 2000g (70.5 oz) and reaches a maximum burst altitude of 38,000m (23.6mi). This makes the Weather Balloon 2000 one of our prime-products for maximum altitudes.

Which weather balloon should I choose for my project?

We recommend the Weather Balloon 2000 for challenging projects to achieve ambitions altitudes. The balloon can carry a payload of up to 2000g (70.5 oz) and reaches a maximum burst altitude of 38,000m (23.6mi). This makes the Weather Balloon 2000 one of our prime-products for maximum altitudes.

How much weight can stratostar attach to a weather balloon?

With that said, there are some rules about how much weight StratoStar is able to attach to a high altitude weather balloon. Regulations say flights can carry up to 12 lbs total payload weight, not including the weight of the balloon. However, the weight needs to be divided into separate payload packages that can’t be more than 6 pounds each.