Hi all,

I read on public lab that a balloon usually can only be inflated a few times before it fails. I'm just wondering what a 'failure' would involve. I assume a pop, but is this generally during filling, or do they sometimes pop while in the sky?

If the latter, do people protect cameras etc with the addition of a parachute? Or just sufficient foam?

I'll also have a few other (quite expensive slightly fragile) bits of equipment up on the platform, so I'm interested in how likely it is to burst!


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