What do you know about the MRF Blimp?

Every now and then in a match the Commentators talk about the MRF Blimp- a balloon like on top of the stadium. The TV Commentators just tell Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir are its ambassadors and Denis Lillee is the Chairman of MRF pace foundation.

This is the First time MRF brought the blimp into India and it is placed in the stadium atmosphere during the matches.

But who of you all knew the significance of the MRF Blimp? Here it is:-

The blimp is 19 metres long, contains upto 400 cubic metres of pure helium and can be raised to a maximum height of 1000 feet. Once in the air at 300 metres height, it can withstand wind velocity of upto 40 knots during a storm.

Once the blimp is launched, the weather is continuously monitored via telemetry incorporated into the blimp payload as well as tension in the tether line which links the blimp to the trailer on the ground.

So, here is one fact of IPL. There are more to come which no one knows. Wait and Watch.


About Adithya Ramesh

Yo people. This is Adithya. A student who loves what he does. Has passion for Cricket and is a die hard SRT fan. Loves to photograph and is a travel freak

Posted on April 11, 2010, in IPL and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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