World View successfully launches its first stratollite from its Tucson HQ

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

Stratospheric balloon launch startup World View has completed its inaugural launch from its new Tucson, Arizona-based headquarters.

Alphabets Project Loon now requires fewer balloons to beam down internet

Posted in Online on 17th Feb, 2017
by Alex Muller

Researchers at Google say they are 'years closer' to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide connectivity to rural areas.

NASA's Super Pressure Balloon glides past flight duration record

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

NASA and other researchers use what are known as zero pressure balloons to probe the mysteries of the atmosphere, and by extension our world and the universe as a whole.

Facebooks Drone Team Is Collaborating with Google's Balloon Project

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

The companies are collaborating on efforts to use balloons and drone aircraft to expand internet access unconnected four billion people.

Google's 'balloon-powered internet for all' is almost ready

Posted in Online on 19th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

The team is keeping the internet vessels afloat for up to 100 days at a time now, can build balloons in hours instead of days, and can launch dozens of balloon every day instead of just one.