TITLE

Balloon goes up for low-cost disaster watch

PUB. DATE
July 2002
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);7/5/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7607, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduces the stratospheric balloon satellites built by the U.S. Global Aerospace Corporation. Satellite features; Specification of the satellite; Usability of the satellite.
ACCESSION #
7364199

 

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