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Balloons Away!

The SkySat system is carried on a 10- to 12-foot latex balloon filled with hydrogen to lift the 12-pound payload of the actual system. Soldiers and civilian leaders observed and took part in a hands-on demonstration of the system, which can be launched from virtually anywhere using the portable launch bag, even in winds as high as 40 knots.



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This work, Balloons Away!, by SSG Matthew Winstead, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.17.2012

Date Posted:07.23.2012 18:44

Photo ID:630551

VIRIN:120717-A-#####-001

Resolution:768x1156

Size:344.88 KB

Location:JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, USGlobe

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