Saturday, December 8, 2012

December Space Launch One

During flight: "Near Space" Spacecraft rises miles above Earth based clouds. Image study reveals four zones of atmosphere.
BIG BRAIN has authorized numerous space launches to explore the territory known as Near Space. These are the concluding two December launches for the remainder of 2012. The highest Big Brain budget is currently for space exploration.

Big Brain has a robust Space Exploration Initiative, exploring nine different types of space (see chart). Thus far, the Big Brain has launched humans into Near Space but not beyond. Exo Space and Quantum Space are currently explored with theories and ground based experiments.

There were two Big Brain initiated successful spacecraft launches and landings during December. The first spacecraft launch journey into near space on December 8 reached about six to seven miles in altitude above the Earth. Data collected and flight information recorded included aerial photography, date and time, temperature, relative ground speed, and altitude. Eighteen instruments were lofted. With the exception of the thermodynamic readings, instruments were kept in a heated and pressurized capsule. Data is currently being analyzed. Summary reports, conclusions and updates will appear within this blog in the futures as they become available.
The Big Brain has embarked on one of the grandest scientific journeys though the deepest dimensional regions of space and time, and has issued the Prime Directive for the ride of a lifetime. We dare you to open your mind, fasten your cosmic seat belt, and join in, sharing this real ultimate mind bending and expanding exploration!

This flight marks the fourth documented trip into space and the third journey made by a human. The first flight launched Insectronauts by rocket in 2011.
Aerial image captured shortly after launch depicts rain conditions and ground rapidly moving away. Still visible are man-made structures and rivers.        
Initial takeoff conditions were rainy, overcast, drizzling, with 100% relative humidity. These conditions were unimportant as the flight, within minutes, would transcend above the weather.
High altitude aerial image transcended above the weather at a large clear zone in between two vast cloud layers
The 150-minute in flight daytime trajectory was above Asian air space from East to West. During flight, the thermometer spanned from about +64 at take-off to -30 degrees F. at the higher altitude approaching the upper 6.8 mile range.

Two immediate non-craft flight data computers were used, one for seventeen instruments management and one for the camera.

Approximate Space Flight Cost Analysis
2.5 Hour Flight on December 8th
Transport to/from Launch Site $70
Space Craft $900
17 instruments $450*
Aerial Photography Equipment $500*
Management Resources $400
Water, Food $27**
Subtotal $2,320.00
*cost for amortization
**not included

The combined payload weight was around 420 pounds. This is about $5.53 per pound of payload launched into space. It equals a cost of $15.47 per minute of space travel. While space launches for Insectronauts into
Micro Space is free, from available recycled components, launching a man into space is considerably more critical, complex, time consuming, and costly. It also involves complicated scheduling that must be followed by numerous divisions. By comparison, NASA shuttle flights were at a cost of  $4,729  to $10,416. per pound. This is one thousand to two thousand times more expensive than the Big Brain's flight cost (and involves orbital space). See links for details and flight differences.

[PDF] Space Transportation Costs: Trends in Price Per Pound to Orbit

In this study, the average cost is up to $11,243.

This flight lays the foundation for defining the upper atmospheric limits and confirms the validity of launching and landing during rainy weather conditions. It studies the height and characteristics of weather strata and marks important information necessary for both manned and robotic exploration. The Aerial Photography Program shows definitive atmospheric layers. It shows a stratus in between varying weather dynamics. Confirmed are temperatures at various altitudes are correlated to atmospheric densities based on the APP. The flight sets parameters for both manned and unmanned exploration at these altitudes and immediately beyond. The Big Brain seeks to discover weather patterns and details in the upper atmosphere and lower limits of space, primarily for potential space craft design, flight and navigation. As a reminder for this program, space craft can hoist tethers, various astronauts, scientific equipment, temporary satellites, data collection devices, mapping of atmosphere imaging equipment, and additional "for release" spacecraft.

Voyage to and beyond the stars, grasp the inexplicable unknown, boldly reach the mysterious edge of the Universe, bravely explore what lies beyond the great Cosmic barrier, discover strange new exotic worlds, reach farther than what's known into the untrespassed sanctity of transcending dimensions of space and time... |the end is only just the beginning.|

Previous Documented Launches

This flight program is in cooperation with other non-manned space exploration by Big Brain initiatives.