Internet access via balloon

August 12th, 2013

Raven Aerostar and Google are collaborating on a project to provide balloon-powered Internet access for rural, remote, and underserved areas of the world. Raven Engineered Films is participating in “Project Loon” by manufacturing and supplying ultra-thin film to Raven Aerostar for the balloon envelope assembly. The pilot project is still in its early stages, but has […]

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Scientific pay-off from long duration balloons

June 1st, 2013

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) obtains data about the evolution of the universe and elements in the polar atmosphere using scientific balloons made of polyethylene film as thin as sandwich wrap, filled with the same helium used in party balloons. New developments in balloon materials, however, helped NASA launch a mission in Antarctica […]

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