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Boomerang Vent & Ballast Calculator

Boomerang Vent & Ballast Calculator

The Boomerang Vent & Ballast Calculator is a critical tool for operators of the 4th Generation Boomerang Balloon Flight System. Using launch site, target altitude, and flight system parameters, the calculator displays:

  1. The initial helium fill volume and corresponding weigh-off weight to achieve a desired ascent rate, typically about 5 m/s.
  2. The estimated total vent time at altitude necessary for the Boomerang Balloon Flight System to achieve neutral buoyancy.
  3. The new ascent rate and settling altitude after a ballast drop of specific duration, either during the ascent or after reaching float.

Boomerang Vent & Ballast Calculator

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