Aerocene Foundation - 100% solar powered aerial balloon mesh network


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Hot Air Balloon / Kite to Get a Node way up?
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This is great! Will you be filming it?

What is the minimum temperature you get to up there in the balloon? I ask because Mesh’s LiPo battery is designed to turn off at extreme temps:


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@Joaquin we’re happy to be supportive but I’m also interested in some of @femmesh’s smart questions around temperature constraints and whether you will be filming it? Attaching a goPro to any of these balloons or such?


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@Joaquin We have a few questions to support this! Please let us know soon, we have limited time to help make this happen.

Will you be filming and are there temperature constraints?


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@VirginiagoTenna Hi Virginia! Yes, we will be filming, some balloons have onboard RaspBerry Pi cameras that are accesible to the audience through a wi-fi network. There are no temperature constraints, as we will be flying tethered solar balloons at an approximate height of 300feet at MIT. Thanks!


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Gosh, if 300 feet is the “golden hover height,” you could tether a drone to power on the ground, and let it “station keep” practically forever.

How did the balloon experiment go at MIT?