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A02 - Steam LTA - past, present, and future

Steam as LTA lift gas: its advantages and disadvantages. A ground boiler is required for initial filling. Possibility of mounting insulation upon the envelope. The double envelope concept. Advantages of
size; the square/cube law. The "dribble" and "reboiling" flight modes for a steam balloon. Review of previous proposals: Cayley - Erdmann - Papst - Alcock - Giraud - Domen. Our experiments, and

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