2015 年 63 巻 6 号 p. 257-264
In this paper is presented a microgravity experiment system utilizing a high altitude balloon. The feature is a double shell structure of a vehicle that is dropped off from the balloon and a microgravity experiment section that is attached to the inside of the vehicle with a liner slider. Control with cold gas jet thrusters of relative position of the experiment section to the vehicle and attitude of the vehicle maintains fine microgravity environment. The design strategy of the vehicle is explained, mainly referring to differences from the authors' previous design. The result of the flight experiment is also shown to evaluate the characteristics of the presented system.