Loon Spy balloons that fly 40km up track drug dealers and citizens on
up and away!High-altitude
balloonscalled Stratollites might soon be
giving the US military and NASA permanent and relatively low-cost
eyes in the sky wherever they want.
by US firm World View, Stratollites are uncrewed,hydrogen-filled
balloonsthat tour the stratosphere at
heights of between 10 and 46 kilometres. As the stratosphere is
layered with winds blowing in different directions, a Stratollite’s
path The balloons are controlled remotely from the ground.
View has used dozens of flights to refine the computer models and
algorithms used to navigate the balloons. Along the way, the company
claims to have carried out the biggest controlled altitude-change
manoeuvre ever by a balloon, switching nearly 8 kilometres in one
times we’ve demonstrated the ability to stay within a very tight
radial area – under 50-kilometre radius for over 24 hours,” says