Recap of EOSS-112

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Launch Site Balloon Prep

by Steve Osborne


Helium

 


Balloon laid out, ready to fill

 


Tare weight (sandbag) attached to balloon prior to fill

 


Helium is filling balloon

 


Flow control of helium

 


Partially filled

 


Half to maybe two thirds full

 


Just before balloon is filled

 


Balloon lifts tare weight. It's fully filled for flight.

 


Removing Fill valve and hose

 


Inserting sealing "bolt" into PVC neck fill tube.

 


Bolt inserted, balloon sealed. Next step is to tie payloads to support lines.