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12486Re: [tracker2] Re: Rockoon Launch

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  • Scott Miller
    May 8, 2011
      > Any non-powered descent device is going to have a very hard time
      > penetrating the high speed winds encountered during ascent. Gliders,
      > steerable parachutes, or whatever else you dream up would need to have
      > a glide slope and forward speed that averages high enough to overcome

      Are there any resources out there on guided landing systems? I was
      thinking about trying some sort of autorotating helicopter blade for a
      balloon payload. It wouldn't be for returning to the launch site, just
      for choosing a landing site within a certain range.

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