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October 10th, 2017 - High-altitude Balloon Meant to Mimic Satellites Pulls Off Longest Flight Yet

Arizona-based company World View successfully pulled off a five-day test flight of its specialized high-altitude balloon, which is designed to carry Earth-observing instruments to the upper edges of the atmosphere. It’s the longest flight yet of the so-called “stratollite,” though eventually World View hopes to keep these vehicles flying for months, or even a year, at a time.

Published 7 22 PM, October 10th, 2017

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