Airships: A New Horizon for Science - Summit on Tethers
November 18, 2013
NOTE: This is an invitation-only summit.
Stratospheric tethered aerostats have emerged as a compelling technological consideration throughout our study regarding science on airships. A tethered balloon platform could accomodate many of the science goals developed and organized by our study. While a tethered aerostat has never been successfully launched into the stratosphere, because of its immense promise we require a focused meeting of the top experts in high-altitude ballooning and aerostat technology together with the scientists and experimentalists organizing the broad range of science goals emerging from our study. Brainstorming sessions and discussions will focus on what is required for a trade study and technological demo for follow-on, to see this well-motivated technology onto success and broader impacts in both science and industry.
Study Co-Lead Sarah Holmes Miller from UCR and Caltech.
Study Co-Lead Jason Rhodes from JPL.
Study Co-Lead Robert Fesen from Dartmouth.