January 13, 2022

A Stratospheric Aerosol Injection Lofter Aircraft Concept: Brimstone Angel

Published: January 2020 in the proceedings of the SciTech 2020 conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Summary: A preliminary design and cost projection for a high-altitude, large-payload tanker aircraft capable of hauling 15 tons of aerosol precursors to a height of20 km for the purpose of cooling the earth via stratospheric aerosol injection.

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Wake Smith

Author, Lecturer, Geoengineering Researcher

As a lecturer at Yale University, Wake Smith teaches a world-leading undergraduate course on climate intervention, the syllabus of which forms the basis of this book. Smith is also a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School, writing scholarly articles on the aeronautics, costs, and governance of solar geoengineering. Prior to his academic career, Smith served in several executive roles in the commercial aviation industry, including as the President of the flight training division of Boeing and the COO of Atlas Air. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Business School.

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