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He also refused to comment on the repercussions of the development in Gujarat BJP For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCommercial balloons in the stratosphere could monitor hurricanes and scan for solar storms By Adam MannJun 22 2017 2:00 PM The layers of polyethylene as thin as plastic sandwich bags sit neatly folded in a wooden box at the headquarters of World View Enterprises in Tucson Arizona It seems the stuff of shower curtains not spaceflight But once inflated with helium the plastic envelope will swell into a teardrop-shaped balloon spanning the length of a blue whale able to soar more than 30 kilometers up into the stratosphere There above 99% of the atmosphere it will offer sweeping panoramas of Earth or clear views into space If all goes to plan this week World View workers will unfurl the balloon in the chilly predawn air laying it carefully on a protective tarp at a desert site about 40 kilometers south of Tucson As the sun rises a helium truck will fill it with the gas of 44000 party balloons Once engorged the balloon will take flight for 4 to 7 days dangling a gondola with World View’s own weather instruments and—get this—a Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwich paid for by the fast-food chain Despite the marketing stunt the launch is significant: World View has completed more than 50 short flights to date and this will be the company’s first multiday mission It aims to demonstrate the promise of a new way to carry scientific instruments to the edge of space aboard what Taber MacCallum the company’s chief technology officer calls "an entirely new kind of vehicle" Scientific ballooning isn’t new NASA has been in the business since 1982 when it assumed control of the National Scientific Ballooning Facility The $38 million office flies about 10 to 15 balloons per year lofting scientific payloads for a fraction of the cost of a satellite launch But they tend to be one-off experiments with wayward paths that drift in the winds In contrast World View and Raven Aerostar a company in Sioux Falls South Dakota that also offers research balloon flights intend to steer their balloons keeping them in stable positions that could boost a number of earth science applications They hope to undercut NASA whose balloon missions cost several million dollars with flights for just a few hundred thousand dollars Just as SpaceX and Blue Origin are privatizing access to low-Earth orbit so too are these balloon companies trying to commercialize the stratosphere "You want to put a telescope up You want to do atmospheric monitoring You want to study the sun You want to look down on the oceans or land" asks planetary scientist Alan Stern World View’s chief scientist "Across these and a whole series of other research fields there are just immense applications" MacCallum is known for out-there projects In the early 1990s he and his future wife World View CEO Jayne Poynter holed up in Biosphere 2 a massive sealed ecosystem in the Arizona desert that inspired their first venture Paragon Space Development Corporation which builds life support systems for space exploration In 2012 the two of them created World View along with Stern a former NASA science administrator and principal investigator of the New Horizons mission that flew past Pluto Its first project was to design the balloon that lifted Alan Eustace a Google executive to an altitude of 41 kilometers for his 2014 record-shattering free-fall jump After that they thought World View would mostly be about bringing rich thrill-seekers to the edge of space But then the calls started coming in As the company began test flights for human-rated gondolas researchers started asking whether they could piggyback small instruments "We were like ‘Doesn’t NASA do this for you’" MacCallum recalls "And they said ‘Yeah but NASA takes years and it’s too expensive; could you guys fly this one’" Into thin air Stratospheric balloons are a low-cost way to get above 99% of the atmosphere: nearly as good as space NASA uses large balloons that drift at constant altitudes for months Upstart commercial companies like World View Enterprises use smaller balloons that can stay in one place by surfing stratospheric winds K SUTLIFF/SCIENCE MacCallum’s father was a gamma ray astronomer who did balloon-borne experiments so he quickly realized the value of this potential customer base In 2015 the company flew its first scientific payload for an external paying customer testing a video and tracking system that researchers at Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman will use to record the total solar eclipse in August That flight also carried a small radiation-hardened computer that MSU students were testing along with an ozone gas sensor for the University of North Florida in Jacksonville World View has since carried other experiments including a gamma ray detector and a remote-sensing system The company says that dozens of customers are now waiting for a flight "We’re seeing expanding interest in something we didn’t even think existed a few years ago" MacCallum says So far the company’s steerable balloons which measure about 30 meters across can’t carry more than 50 kilograms But they offer a key advantage over NASA’s much larger "superpressure" balloons The NASA balloons which swell into a peculiar pumpkin shape more than 100 meters across in the upper atmosphere are designed to stay at a constant altitude by resisting day-night temperature swings that inflate and deflate the balloon That means they can remain aloft for months but it also means they are beholden to the prevailing winds and drift across continents World View and Raven Aerostar want to take advantage of the stratosphere’s tiered winds which blow in different directions at different altitudes to steer a balloon—or keep it in one spot Using energy from solar panels to pump air into or out of a separate compartment the balloons can raise and lower their density and therefore their altitude By analyzing patterns of prevailing winds recorded in weather databases the companies have sent balloons in almost any direction or even along figure-eight trajectories to hover over large swaths of Earth like a geostationary satellite (hence the name World View has given its balloons—Stratollites for stratospheric satellites) "That’s opening up a new frontier for balloons" says Scott Wickersham general manager of Raven For decades Raven has manufactured balloons for NASA as well as for commercial customers including Google whose Project Loon has been using steerable balloons to test expanding internet access to underserved regions Stationary high-altitude balloons could carry cameras to monitor flash floods and forest fires or scanning lasers to remotely sense soil moisture and vegetation growth Many researchers also see them as an ideal platform for radars that would probe the winds and clouds below Geostationary satellites which orbit 36000 kilometers above Earth are too distant for radar studies; they are limited to passively detecting microwaves and other radiation from the clouds and ground Lower-altitude satellites and aircraft zip overhead quickly meaning they can only take infrequent snapshots And ground-based radars can’t see past mountains or over the curve of Earth Jonathan Gourley a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Weather Center in Norman Oklahoma says radars aboard stationary balloons could look down into the most violent thunderstorms known as supercells clocking their updrafts and downdrafts which affect hailstone size thunderstorm longevity and perhaps even their potential to produce tornadoes "If we can observe these in detail—which can only really be accomplished from a quasi-geostationary platform in the stratosphere like a balloon—I think it’ll make great advancements in our theory and modeling of thunderstorms" he says Floating above a hurricane a balloon-borne radar could measure the storm’s eye-wall circulation and wind intensity to aid forecasts of its next move It could also scan calmer air to track populations of migrating birds bats and insects says meteorologist Kenneth Howard Gourley’s collaborator at NOAA Howard and Gourley have spoken to World View about their ideas and are asking NASA and NOAA for funding for test flights and instrument development Other World View customers want to turn their instruments heavenward Along with colleagues solar physicist Craig DeForest of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder Colorado has created the SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform (SSIPP) a solar observatory that uses a gyroscope to stabilize itself and remain pointed at the sun while swinging below a balloon DeForest and his team flew SSIPP under a World View Stratollite last September Ultimately Howard says a flotilla of stationary balloons around the world could monitor the sun 24 hours a day watching for solar flares and other energetic bursts that send radiation and particles toward Earth where they can interfere with satellites or even the electric grid on the ground Steerable balloons also offer a way to perform experiments within the clouds Atmospheric scientist John Dykema of Harvard University wants to do a small-scale test of a radical technique for fighting climate change: spraying aerosols into the stratosphere to reflect sunlight and cool the planet Dykema and his collaborators plan to create a kilometer-long swath of reflective ice crystals in the frigid upper atmosphere by releasing water vapor behind a future World View balloon For about 6 hours the balloon will measure conditions within and outside this artificial cloud Follow-up missions will study whether the ice affects abundances of ozone which blocks dangerous ultraviolet light and measure the crystals’ impact on incoming sunlight and outgoing radiation A February launch of a World View balloon carried a Ball Aerospace camera (left) into the stratosphere where it took images (right) of the ground from a stable position more than 23 kilometers up (LEFT TO RIGHT) WORLD VIEW ENTERPRISES; BALL AEROSPACE Most of these projects will require longer flights than World View has achieved so far Whereas NASA’s record duration is 55 days for its largest and highest-flying balloons and the Google Loon project has managed to loft their smaller balloons for more than 180 days at lower altitudes World View has yet to fly for longer than half a day This week’s flight will carry upgraded solar panels that can store enough power during the day to operate the balloon at night Should it succeed the company doesn’t see any major obstacles to multiweek missions They also need to follow in the footsteps of NASA and build larger balloons able to lift hundreds or thousands of kilograms Only World View and Raven Aerostar have designed steerable balloons but other companies also fly scientific experiments Near Space Corporation has been offering high-altitude flights for government academic and commercial customers since 1996 A Spanish startup founded in 2009 Zero 2 Infinity has taken educational payloads for Israeli high school students to 31 kilometers and it ultimately hopes to provide tourist flights to the edge of space NASA welcomes the new commercial players with some reservations "We’re excited but also concerned" says engineer Deborah Fairbrother the balloon program’s chief officer on Wallops Island in Virginia "We’ve got some very stringent NASA requirements for our safety and public safety and we just want to make sure they’re doing it safely" World View coordinates all launches with the Federal Aviation Administration to avoid endangering air traffic And the company says that when punctured a balloon descends slowly with plenty of time to release the payload on a steerable parachute But even veteran programs like NASA’s routinely run into snafus At the agency’s most recent launch in April its balloon began to leak and lose altitude just 3 days into its mission Yet Howard one of the company’s most devout evangelists is confident the kinks can be worked out After learning about World View he drove a 4500-kilogram storm-chasing radar to the company’s headquarters last September to see whether it could be flown The company isn’t quite up to the job—yet But Howard predicts that in time the sky will be dotted with balloons "I don’t doubt that in a very few years on a clear summer night one will be able to see several stratospheric balloons overhead reflecting moonlight against a background of stars" he saysWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 3 2009 11:51 pm Related News The lull in rainfall activity over the Western Ghats continued through the weekend pushing maximum temperature up to 32° C and 31°C in Colaba and Santacruz respectively on Sunday In July the city had a rainfall deficit of 2765 mm The deficit was 799 mm in the suburbs Dr RV Sharmadeputy director general of IMD Mumbaisaid? ? 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my peace, nor the last. Nandigram Park and Karheda village in Ghaziabad, an official said According to the surveythe city has 153 cattle dairies Vijay Nagar zone has 165 dairiesKavinagar zone has 27 dairiesMohan Nagar zone has four dairiesCity zone has 14 dairies and Vasundhara has seven dairies The total number of cattle is 800the official said From 25 kilograms of cattle dungwe would be able to produce 1 cubic metre of biogas Twenty-five cubic metre biogas will be produced from 60 kg of dung which will produce 24 units of electricity?Adit Jain (DLI) bt Dhruv Aggarwal (UP) (13) 8-1, just as we don’t have a shortage of rice and wheat, But this will take time to reach the national level. We need to make a strong policy In Gujarat the Godhra incident happened three months after Modi came to power It’s been 12 years since then and we are trying to move on but all we hear is ‘Godhra Godhra Godhra’ There are people who after the Emergency had said ‘I am anti-Congress’ and now we see them at dinner parties with the same people They’ve forgotten the Emergency the Sikh riots but they still talk about Godhra I saw an interview of Rahul Gandhi He was asked about the 1984 riots repeatedly and he refused to say he was apologetic for what happened All I am saying is that give Modi some time People want results within 30 days whereas even seat allotment hasn’t happened in Parliament in this time D K Singh: The general impression is that the alliance needs the BJP more and not the other way around Is the relevance of allies over It’s not about relevance The day Modi won 250-odd seats he said that though we have won on our own merit we do have an alliance and it will continue Take the Shiv Sena for example They openly talk about what they feel is right Nobody is authorised to stop them This is democracy D K Singh: Would you say that the era of coalition governments is over Definitely This election result has ended it A political party that nobody expected won over 250 seats I think that for the next 15 years Modi will be our PM D K Singh: Have all your voters shifted to the BJP Why would that happen We are part of an alliance Have you ever heard of Paswan taking away Lalu’s voters Our voters will remain with us D K Singh: How did you decide to be associated with Modi We considered a lot of factors When the parliamentary board meeting took place I didn’t go there as I was worried that people would be biased The decision was given to me in writing And then I spoke to Modi at Rajnath Singh’s house Sandip Das: Regarding PDS you must be aware that 30-40 per cent food grains get diverted or lost How can you control this We have made several complaints to the FCI office but nothing has happened so far When we visit villages people tell us that their names have been removed from the PDS list even though we are distributing grains regularly The best work that PDS has done is in Chhattisgarh followed by Madhya Pradesh We are planning a centralised and web-based system? These members also had access to the commissary in the US embassy, the Indian and American officials agreed on this “compromise” following efforts from both sides to bring the relationship “back on track”.including impotence drug Viagra, This year I am doing quite a few films.

Anantnag, Kishor alleged in his complaint that Rani had kidnapped his son and taken him out of Gujarat. The SSP said those running the government depot too were involved in the crime as they allegedly forged documents to show that the wheat was distributed. The house shook like you wouldn’t believe. What’s wrong with getting bored, It’s quite okay if parents sometimes don’t talk to each other when they are angry.

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