20 de diciembre de 2017

AEROESPACIAL : Explota en tierra globo del World View Enterprises




Tucson. - A high-altitude balloon has exploded at a launch site in Tucson, but authorities say nobody has been injured. Officials with World View Enterprises say that following the completion of a successful fill test on the launch pad Tuesday afternoon, the large tethered balloon ruptured.



A spokesperson for Tucson Fire confirmed there were no injuries. They say there was only superficial facility damage at the launch site south of Tucson International Airport and the flight system wasn't affected.

                            A loud boom was heard when the balloon exploded. 

 World View officials say they have been using hydrogen gas to fill its balloons. The startup aerospace and space tourism company operates Spaceport Tucson under a contract with Pima County.


World View Enterprises released this statement: "Following the completion of a successful fill test on the launch pad, during the process of backing out of the full fill configuration, a significant balloon rupture occurred which was reportedly heard in the local area. 



We have reached out to reassure our immediate neighbors. There were no injuries and only superficial facility damage at the site. The flight system itself was unaffected." 



http://www.kvoa.com/story/37102570/balloon-explodes-at-world-view