Edouard Janssens

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Radar reflector
Ending in a jet turbine doesn’t make a good impression.

When launched in the atmosphere, the balloons must be seen by the air traffic controllers and by the planes.
As a transponder was not possible (weight restrictions), we chose together with the official authorities to add this radar reflector between the parachute and the capsule.

These reflectors are suited for a radar frequency of 5,7 GHz as well as 9,2 GHz and for a tracking up to 36 km high and 100 km slant distance.