Stratollites offer all the advantages of high-altitude balloons – low-cost, rapid deployability, and low-impact flight – with an innovative new development: the ability to navigate and persist over areas of interest.
The Stratollite is a remotely operated, navigable vehicle that can remain aloft for days, weeks, and months on end. This allows for more sustained measurements and monitoring capabilities over an area of interest. Stratollites can carry a wide variety of commercial payloads (sensors, telescopes, communications arrays, etc.), launch rapidly on demand, and safely and gently return payloads back to Earth after mission completion.
World View is already routinely flying payloads to the edge of space for a wide variety of government, commercial, and education customers. Contact a WV representative to discuss how we can serve your unique needs and mission requirements.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.– T.S. Elliot
World View’s Z-Class flight vehicle offers reliable, traditional high-altitude flight services for any mission profile.
The Z-Class vehicle is capable of cost-effective heavy-lift to the stratospheric environment (up to 4,500kg of payload mass). Z-Class missions are generally shorter in duration (hours to a few days) and do not require controlled point-to-point navigation in the stratosphere. However, they offer unrivaled affordable access to the near-space environment for a variety of high-altitude applications that include general scientific research, communications, Earth & atmospheric sciences, and TRL raising. World View has a long history of successful Z-Class missions conducted for a variety of commercial and government customers, and is an approved NASA Flight Opportunities program flight provider.