Launch plat­form ‘Her­cules’ trans­port­ing the BEXUS 24 gon­do­la

Launch plat­form ‘Her­cules’ trans­port­ing the BEXUS 24 gon­do­la
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Launch platform ‘Hercules’ transporting the BEXUS 24 gondola

Pre­cious car­go: The gon­do­la of the BEXUS 24 re­search bal­loon hous­es four ex­per­i­ments from stu­dent teams from Italy, Spain and Swe­den. One day be­fore launch, the gon­do­la is trans­port­ed to the bal­loon us­ing the ‘Her­cules’ trans­port and launch plat­form.

Precious cargo: The gondola of the BEXUS 24 research balloon houses four experiments from student teams from Italy, Spain and Sweden. One day before launch, the gondola is transported to the balloon using the ‘Hercules’ transport and launch platform.

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