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Atmospheric Probe (Standard) | by Kerbal Space Agency
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Atmospheric Probe (Standard)

Designed to float high up into the lower atmosphere, which extends up to 18km, this gas-filled envelope allows us to explore higher than is currently possible by rocket technology. At around 16.5km the outside air pressure is so thin the envelope can no longer hold in the gas and it will burst, allowing the payload to return to the surface with its scientific data.

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Taken on October 19, 2016