Category Archives: Stratospheric Balloons

Super Pressure Balloon a Highlight during New Zealand Airshow

Source: NASA – nasa.gov By Jeremy Eggers New and vintage planes zoomed over the skies in Wanaka, New Zealand, during the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow, a biennial homage to aviation history as well as an aerobatics spectacle. With history a … Continue reading

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Spaceport Tucson: World View’s New Home for Balloon Tourist Flights

Source: space.com By Mike Wall World View Enterprises, which aims to loft paying customers to the stratosphere beneath a giant balloon, will do so from the newly approved Spaceport Tucson in southeastern Arizona, company representatives announced Tuesday.

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Google Is Testing Its Internet Balloons in a Huge Freezer

Source: Wired – wired.com By Cade Metz Mahesh Krishnaswamy looks for leaks in Google balloons. He works on Project Loon, Google’s ambitious plan to deliver Internet service from enormous balloons floating in the stratosphere.

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Google’s Project Loon Improves Balloon Launching and Interaction

Google’s Project Loon Gets ‘Autolauncher’, Mesh Networking Source: PCMag.com By David Murphy Google’s Internet-delivering stratospheric balloons now need far fewer ground stations for their connections.

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See the World from 100,000 Feet

Source: Air & Space Magazine – airspacemag.com By Mark Betancourt Companies on both sides of the Atlantic are building capsules to carry you into the stratosphere.

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