NASA Scientific Balloon Needs - 2020
Thank you for your participation. The purpose of this survey is to identify our current gaps and to drive the development of new systems. We are looking for feedback on your short term and (10 yr) long term needs.

If you have multiple instruments/payloads in mind please complete one survey for each.

Please forward this survey to anyone in your organization/field/contact list. We are hoping for broad participation. This survey will close on June 30, 2020.

For more information on NASA's scientific balloon program visit:
https://www.nasa.gov/scientificballoons
https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code820/
https://www.csbf.nasa.gov/

For flight applications and instructions visit: https://www.csbf.nasa.gov/docs.html
Email address *
Basic Contact Information
Name *
Organization *
Science Description, if available
Payload name/descriptor, if available
Has this payload/instrument flown before? Even in a different configuration? *
If you answered yes above, please provide the payload name and year of flight.
Is this a small instrument demonstration or piggyback type payload? *
Which discipline would your payload fall under? *
What is your desired flight altitude? (If 115,000 ft is the lower limit please group in the higher category) *
Do you have a firm altitude minimum? Is this a sudden threshold or a slow performance drop-off. Please describe below
Are day to night altitude variations of ~ 5000 ft acceptable or do you require < 500 ft variation? *
What is the desired duration of science operations? *
Do you conduct science ... *
What is your desired flight latitude? *
Do you require recovery of your systems? *
Payload Needs
What is the approximate mass of your payload (not including CSBF provided support systems)? A piggyback flight would probably fall in the < 75 lb category. *
What are your anticipated data downlink (telemetry) needs for line of sight (LOS) communication? *
What are your anticipated data downlink (telemetry) needs for over the horizon (OTH) communication (currently utilizing TDRSS and iridium satellite systems)? *
What are your anticipated uplink/command needs for line of sight (LOS) communication? *
What are your anticipated uplink/command needs for over the horizon (OTH) communication (currently utilizing TDRSS and iridium satellite systems)? *
What are your approximate power requirements (assuming a conventional flight of 24 hours solely on battery power)? *
What are your approximate power requirements for a long duration flight (this would require a solar array, charge controllers and batteries)? The categories below refer to 1 hour of use. *
Do any of the following apply to your proposed payload/instrument?
Please identify and capabilities that your payload would require that are not presently available?
Thank you for your participation, if there is any other information you would like us to know or take into consideration please include it below.
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