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PERLAN PARTNERS WITH THALES

PERLAN PARTNERS WITH THALES

PERLAN PARTNERS WITH THALES Posted 1/11/22 PERLAN PARTNERS WITH THALES Perlan Project is pleased to announce the game -changing new partnership with Thales and Iridium to create a high flying Wi-Fi hot spot for inflight communications. Perlan 2 and the Egrett super...

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More Than a Record: Posted

More Than a Record: Posted

More Than a Record: Posted 4/26/2021 More Than a Record: What Was Left Undone Einar Enevoldson March 2021 A record is just a number, an entry in a ledger: it sets the historic background for the state of aviation. The Perlan flight of 2 September 2018 placed in an...

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2021 Perlan Project Plans posted

2021 Perlan Project Plans posted

We’re forging ahead in 2021 with our mission to inspire, educate and advance aerospace and meteorological science. As the world emerges from this global pandemic, we continue to respect international health and safety protocols that are keeping much of our work in...

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Airbus Perlan Mission II 2019 Argentina Wrap Up

Airbus Perlan Mission II 2019 Argentina Wrap Up

The Airbus Perlan Mission II has wrapped up 2019 Campaign IV flights in Argentina. The team members have returned to homes across America and around the world. The Perlan 2 glider is on its way back to the space glider’s home in Minden, Nevada.Season IV was a great...

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Perlan 2 and Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Perlan 2 and Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Weather is what ultimately powers a soaring flight and that's exactly the case for Perlan 2. In 2019 Airbus Perlan Mission II started soaring over Patagonia on August 20. Barely over a week later a rare major atmospheric event for the South Pole called Sudden...

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Flight #65 to 65,000 feet for Perlan 2

Flight #65 to 65,000 feet for Perlan 2

Flight 65 to 65,000 feet In 2019 Airbus Perlan Mission II has been ready to fly, but the stratospheric wave lift has been practically unusable above 60,000 feet. (see future Stratospheric Warming blog) The team kept a positive attitude and we launched every chance...

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Perlan 2 Soars with Rare Stratospheric Perlan Clouds

Perlan 2 Soars with Rare Stratospheric Perlan Clouds

Einar Enevoldson, named the Perlan Project after the rare polar stratospheric clouds that glow pink and blue in the early evening and morning.  They are jewels in the stratosphere.  These polar stratospheric clouds (PSC) are known in Scandinavia as “Perlan clouds”...

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Perlan 2 Flies in Calm Air for Data Collection

Perlan 2 Flies in Calm Air for Data Collection

The Airbus Perlan Mission II team operates with around 25 volunteers. But not everyone can take 6-8 weeks away from work and families. So we repeatedly say "Hail and Farewell" to inbound and outbound team members. The night of 5 September we welcomed Kristina Messner...

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Aviation Measurements

Aviation Measurements

Aviation measurements can be confusing when different numbers are used to describe similar terms.  In the following blog we will compare the useage of the term altitude - pressure and GPS, as well as the usage of the term airspeed - indicated and true. ALTITUDE When...

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PERLAN PARTNERS WITH THALES

PERLAN PARTNERS WITH THALES

PERLAN PARTNERS WITH THALES Posted 1/11/22 PERLAN PARTNERS WITH THALES Perlan Project is pleased to announce the game -changing new partnership with Thales and Iridium to create a high flying Wi-Fi hot spot for inflight communications. Perlan 2 and the Egrett super...

More Than a Record: Posted

More Than a Record: Posted

More Than a Record: Posted 4/26/2021 More Than a Record: What Was Left Undone Einar Enevoldson March 2021 A record is just a number, an entry in a ledger: it sets the historic background for the state of aviation. The Perlan flight of 2 September 2018 placed in an...

2021 Perlan Project Plans posted

2021 Perlan Project Plans posted

We’re forging ahead in 2021 with our mission to inspire, educate and advance aerospace and meteorological science. As the world emerges from this global pandemic, we continue to respect international health and safety protocols that are keeping much of our work in...

Airbus Perlan Mission II 2019 Argentina Wrap Up

Airbus Perlan Mission II 2019 Argentina Wrap Up

The Airbus Perlan Mission II has wrapped up 2019 Campaign IV flights in Argentina. The team members have returned to homes across America and around the world. The Perlan 2 glider is on its way back to the space glider’s home in Minden, Nevada.Season IV was a great...

Perlan 2 and Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Perlan 2 and Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Weather is what ultimately powers a soaring flight and that's exactly the case for Perlan 2. In 2019 Airbus Perlan Mission II started soaring over Patagonia on August 20. Barely over a week later a rare major atmospheric event for the South Pole called Sudden...

Flight #65 to 65,000 feet for Perlan 2

Flight #65 to 65,000 feet for Perlan 2

Flight 65 to 65,000 feet In 2019 Airbus Perlan Mission II has been ready to fly, but the stratospheric wave lift has been practically unusable above 60,000 feet. (see future Stratospheric Warming blog) The team kept a positive attitude and we launched every chance...

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