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Expanding the Envelope

Source: Royal Aeronautical Society – By Tim Robinson  At a RAeS Flight Test Group Lecture, Hybrid Air Vehicles detailed the flight test progress and next steps in flying one of world’s biggest and most innovative aircraft – the Airlander … Continue reading

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French blimps to test Guam weather

Source: The Guam Daily Post – By Tihu Lujan Innovative balloons may improve weather forecasting Five French meteorologists are on Guam testing a set of miniature blimps that may lead to innovative weather forecasting.

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Goodyear Blimp Wingfoot Two Goes West

Source: Goodyear – Tiremaker’s newest airship to fly over 10 states on journey to California home

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Alphabet’s Project Loon gets OK to use balloons to revive Puerto Rico cell service

Source: USA Today – By Mike Snider The Federal Communications Commission has given Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory approval to deploy its Project Loon balloon-based communications system to provide cellular connectivity in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico.

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LMH-1 airship “float out” pushed to 2019

Source: Skies – By Howard Slutsken Originally planned for next year, the first flight of Lockheed Martin’s LMH-1 hybrid airship is now expected in 2019, according to Dr. Bob Boyd, program manager, LMH-1.

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