Astronomers and engineers are looking to September for a flight demonstration of NASA hardware that could deliver “arc second” precision pointing and stability suitable for planetary observations using instrumentation suspended from high-altitude balloons. Balloons have long afforded adequate stability for low-cost observations of the Earth, Sun and distant stars above atmospheric distortions. The new Wallops Arc Second Pointer (WASP), developed at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, will ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "NASA Explores Planetary Observation From High-Altitude Balloons".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.