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Watch World View explain its Unique Approach to Space Business and Tourism

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World View’s new spaceport in Tucson, Arizona is focused on a unique task: Launching high altitude balloons that will take equipment, and eventually people, to the Earth’s stratosphere to do work in an edge-of-space operating theater.

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World View Shows off its HQ and Stratollite Platform for Near-space Balloon Missions

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World View Enterprises declared its Tucson headquarters and its hybrid balloon technology to be ready for prime time today, in the wake of a pathfinder mission that captured satellite-type imagery from a stratospheric height of nearly 77,000 feet.

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Published on February 24th, 2017. Permalink

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Inside World View, the Company That Wants to Take You Into the Stratosphere With a Balloon

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This year, World View is introducing a new vehicle known as the stratollite; it’s equipped with sensors, cameras, and other types of instruments, and is designed to go up to the stratosphere — without people.

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Published on February 24th, 2017. Permalink

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Stratospheric Ballooning Company World View Unveils its New Arizona Headquarters

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World View plans to develop a balloon system to carry tourists and scientists to the edge of space. That system will operate under a commercial license from the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation.

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Published on February 24th, 2017. Permalink

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High-Altitude Balloon Company Wants to Open a New Market at the Edge of Space

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World View Enterprises, a private company that plans to sell balloon rides to the edge of space, has announced the grand opening of its new headquarters and a conjoined spaceport in Tucson, Arizona.

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Published on February 24th, 2017. Permalink

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World View’s Stratollites and New Spaceport Aim to Change the Business of Space

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World View’s new HQ dominates the landscape, and reflects the enormity of World View’s main goal, which is nothing short of carving out a brand new and unique market for commercial spaceflight operations.

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Published on February 24th, 2017. Permalink

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World View Unveils Global Headquarters

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World View, the stratospheric exploration company, today announced the grand opening of its new Global Headquarters campus, collocated with Spaceport Tucson. The 142,000-square-foot facility is the world’s first purpose-built commercial gateway to the Stratosphere.

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Published on February 23rd, 2017. Permalink

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World View and Ball Aerospace Demonstrate Persistent Remote Sensing from Stratollite Platform

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World View and Ball Aerospace successfully completed a Stratollite mission earlier this month, demonstrating early capabilities for remote sensing applications from the stratosphere, nearly 70,000 feet above Earth.

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Published on February 23rd, 2017. Permalink

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World View Enterprises Introduces a New Kind of UAS

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World View Enterprises Inc. is challenging the idea that an aircraft doesn’t need to have an engine, a propeller or rotors to be considered an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Based in Tucson, Arizona, World View is combining the old technology of ballooning with the new command-and-control technology used for UAS to open a new world of potential applications for balloons, including communications, remote sensing, disaster response and weather monitoring. Using the winds aloft for propulsion, the company expects to be launching its Stratollite UAS balloons for tests and commercial applications from its location in Arizona by the middle of next year.

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Arizona Daily Star NASA-Funded Experiments Will Take Place on World View Balloons Read Full Article

NASA-Funded Experiments Will Take Place on World View Balloons

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World View, the near-space balloon company that will operate from a county-owned spaceport near Tucson International Airport, will participate in two recently announced NASA-funded space experiments.

One, conducted by Space Environment Technologies, will use one of World View’s “stratolite” balloons to measure the radiation environment at altitudes up to 130,000 feet.

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Space News Building a Bright Regulatory Future for the Commercial Space... Read Full Article

Building a Bright Regulatory Future for the Commercial Space Industry

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As a founder and chief technology officer of a U.S. commercial spaceflight company, I’m proud to live in a country that openly supports and encourages innovation through action. In that regard, the Federal Aviation Administration has been a key collaborator, supporter and enabler of the commercial human spaceflight industry. They’ve expertly implemented the current legal framework that fosters innovation and promotes progress, ensuring both U.S. leadership on a global stage and a favorable climate for private investment and calculated risk taking. But as U.S. companies inch closer to commercial operation and our industry evolves, so too must our regulatory framework. – See more at: http://spacenews.com/building-a-bright-regulatory-future-for-the-commercial-space-industry/#sthash.mBWTnylV.dpuf

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Wall Street Journal FAA Seeks New Tools to Track Spacecraft Read Full Article

FAA Seeks New Tools to Track Spacecraft

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After wrestling for months over how to allow unmanned aircraft to begin flying in U.S. skies, the Federal Aviation Administration is now grappling with a loftier challenge: keeping conventional aircraft safe amid an expected boom in commercial space launches.

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Forbes Stratospheric ‘Space-Balloons’ Set To Revolutionize Global Satellite Industry Read Full Article

Stratospheric ‘Space-Balloons’ Set To Revolutionize Global Satellite Industry

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Stratospheric “space” balloons are expected to revolutionize the current satellite industry via an innovative cocktail of low-cost, rapid deployability, and ‘persistent’ geospatial coverage. And all in a way that will enable an ever-growing list of new applications. Or so says World View, an Arizona-based newspace company that is aiming to park what it terms ‘stratollites’ — balloon-borne stratospheric satellites at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere for mission lengths of days, weeks, even months at a time.

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Futurist.com The New Old Way to Space Read Full Article

The New Old Way to Space

http://www.futurist.com/2016/06/29/new-old-way-space/

From the beginning, when people wanted to fly, one alternative was a balloon. The Chinese flew unmanned hot air balloons centuries ago. The first recorded balloon flight with a person aboard took place in 1709.

The space age and especially the dawning New Space era, would seem to leave such ancient methods behind, in favor of rockets and space planes. We heard a lot about these alternatives at New Space 2016, including fledgling launch companies Blue Origin and Vulcan. Just yesterday NASA fired up a test of its massive SLS launch vehicle, which, if successful, will be the largest capacity launch vehicle yet. These vehicles along with SpaceX and other national launch initiatives may not own all the sky, however.

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Aviation Week Using The Stratosphere As Testing Ground For Space Read Full Article

Using The Stratosphere As Testing Ground For Space

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They don’t produce attention-getting fire and smoke like rockets, but high-altitude helium balloons are undergoing a quiet renaissance as scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs use them for relatively low-cost access to the doorstep of space.

As low Earth orbit (LEO) plays host to a new generation of spacecraft, from student-built cubesats to the sophisticated human outposts fielded by China and the International Space Station (ISS) partnership, balloons afford trips to an environment that is essentially space with gravity.

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It’s Been 25 Years Since 8 Scientists Sealed Themselves Inside Biosphere 2 For Two Whole Years

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It’s been a quarter of a century since eight scientists, including World View’s CEO and CTO, volunteered to shut themselves inside the world’s largest science laboratory in the middle of the desert for two full years.

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Phoenix Business Journal Space Tourism, Aerospace Company Raises $15 Million in Funding Read Full Article

Space Tourism, Aerospace Company Raises $15 Million in Funding

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A Tucson space tourism and technology company has raised $15 million in new Series B funding, the company announced this week.

Tucson-based World View will use the funds to accelerate development of its “Stratollites” high-altitude balloons that operate in the earth’s stratosphere.

Canaan Partners is the lead investor on the Series B round, as well as investment from Norwest Venture Partners, Tencent, Moment Ventures and Base Ventures.

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Space News World View Raises $15 Million for High-altitude Balloon Work Read Full Article

World View Raises $15 Million for High-altitude Balloon Work

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WASHINGTON — An Arizona company developing stratospheric balloons for tourism and research announced April 28 it has raised $15 million to develop a new type of high-altitude balloon that could serve missions usually handed by satellites.

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TechCrunch World View Lands $15 Million Series B to Bring... Read Full Article

World View Lands $15 Million Series B to Bring New Stratosphere-flying Platform to Life

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/28/world-view-lands-15-million-series-b-to-bring-new-stratosphere-flying-platform-to-life/

World View, the advanced high altitude balloon company, has raised a $15 million Series B led by Canaan Partners. The round also included investments from Northwest Venture Partners, Tencent, Moment Ventures and Base Ventures.

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Press Releases and Announcements

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World View Unveils New Global Headquarters & Spaceport Tucson

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Feb. 23, 2017

WORLD VIEW UNVEILS NEW GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS & SPACEPORT TUCSON

World’s First Major Commercial Gateway to the Stratosphere

For photos and b-roll of the new HQ and Spaceport Tucson, visit http://bit.ly/2lCq86x.

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TUCSON, Ariz. – World View, the stratospheric exploration company, today announced the grand opening of its new Global Headquarters campus, collocated with Spaceport Tucson. The 142,000-square-foot facility is the world’s first purpose-built commercial gateway to the Stratosphere.

World View’s founder and CEO, Jane Poynter, formerly a Biosphere 2 crew member with a long and successful executive career in aerospace, lauds the moment as a major step in unlocking the untapped economic and scientific potential of the stratosphere. “World View and Spaceport Tucson are at the forefront of opening an entirely new economy in the stratosphere,” said Poynter. “For decades, trillions of dollars of commerce have been transacted in commercial airspace and in low-earth orbit, but the stratosphere has been largely ignored. With the grand opening of this facility and all the great work being done within its walls, we’re embarking on a new era of affordable and meaningful commercial access to this layer of Earth’s atmosphere.”

World View made the decision to call Tucson, AZ home after a rigorous nation-wide search and negotiations with multiple state agencies. The newly constructed facility in Tucson, AZ will house the company’s stratospheric balloon manufacturing, stratocraft assembly, Stratollite and Voyager development activities, payload integration, and flight mission control. Among many of the unique features of the facility is a stratospheric balloon manufacturing table stretching over 1/10 of a mile long, a 100ft tall parafoil test and quality control tower currently housing one of the world’s largest parafoils, and a world-class mission control room overlooking the 700ft diameter launch pad that is Spaceport Tucson.

World View hosted a Grand Opening ceremony led by World View co-founders Jane Poynter, Taber
MacCallum, Astronaut Mark Kelly, and Dr. Alan Stern. The ceremony included remarks from Senator John McCain, NASA’s Associate Administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate Stephen Jurczyk, and the FAA’s Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Dr. George Nield, while welcoming guests from around the world that included spaceflight reservation holders, world-class researchers and scientists, Silicon Valley financiers, elected officials and others.

“[Arizona] has a bright and prosperous future thanks to companies like World View that continue to push the boundaries of technology, innovation, and exploration,” said Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain. “In just a few short years, World View has made historic breakthroughs that have revolutionized the areas of disaster recovery, first response, communications, and weather forecasting. World View’s remarkable research and development will soon make possible what was previously impossible.”

World View’s new remotely managed, un-crewed Stratollite vehicle, offers low-cost, long-duration (up to months at a time) persistence over customer-specified areas of interest. Among its wide variety of uses, the Stratollite will deliver a capability that will help researchers greatly advance our knowledge of planet Earth, improve our ability to identify and track severe weather, and assist first responders during natural disaster. Similar to a geo-stationary satellite (but in the stratosphere via high-altitude balloon) this new class of vehicle will offer a long sought after capability in aerospace – low-cost, continuous persistence over areas of interest. World View’s proprietary altitude-control technology allows it to harness the near-360° countervailing stratospheric winds to steer the Stratollite to and from desired locations, and loiter above them for weeks and months of time.

Just this month, World View and Ball Aerospace launched a collaborative Stratollite remote sensing mission from Arizona that demonstrated the platform’s superior capability as a high-altitude imaging platform. The mission’s low-resolution test camera returned 5m resolution imagery, successfully demonstrating the platform for a wide variety of remote sensing applications. This mission was a major step on the path to the commercial offering of low-cost, real-time, high-resolution imagery data from the stratosphere. The two companies plan to build on the success of the flight with subsequent Stratollite missions that will carry high-resolution Ball Aerospace sensors for long-duration, persistent flights over desired locations.

World View’s new Global HQ and Spaceport Tucson are poised to open a new economic and scientific gateway to the Stratosphere, and this grand opening represents only a beginning of great things to come.

For a downloadable images and b-roll, please visit http://bit.ly/2lCq86x. Additional post-event video and imagery will be posted by 9 p.m. MT.

About World View® Enterprises, Inc.

World View’s innovative flight technologies offer a unique perspective of Earth from the edge of space. World View delivers meaningful insights to enterprises, agencies, and individuals via two primary business segments: Stratollite un-crewed flight systems and Voyager human spaceflight systems. Stratollites, in operation today, offer low-cost, long-duration, persistent high-altitude flight for enterprise and government agencies. Using advanced stratospheric balloon technology, Stratollite applications include communications, remote sensing, weather, and research. The Voyager human spaceflight experience is under development and will launch in the near future, offering private citizens a comfortable, safe, and perspective-changing voyage to the edge of space via high-altitude balloon. To learn more about World View, visit www.WorldView.space.

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World View and Ball Aerospace Demonstrate Persistent Remote Sensing from Stratollite Platform

Successful Proof of Concept Test for Commercial Use

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Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2017 – World View and Ball Aerospace successfully completed a Stratollite mission earlier this month, demonstrating early capabilities for remote sensing applications from the stratosphere, nearly 70,000 feet above Earth. This latest mission is a pathfinder for a commercial offering of low-cost, persistent, high-resolution imagery data from the stratosphere and is part of the collaboration between the two companies.

World View has developed Stratollites, a new category of above-earth vehicles that are high-tech balloons offering long-duration, persistent flight above specific geographical areas of interest. Stratollites, as the name suggests, operate in the stratosphere and can maintain station and directionally navigate. They utilize a proprietary method of altitude control to channel directional wind patterns at various altitudes.

The mission carried a Ball Aerospace sensor and collected data on the Stratollite’s flight characteristics and on sensor performance in this environment. For example, imagery captured in-flight by the Ball sensor shows approximately five meter resolution panchromatic imagery from a station-keeping position approximately 76,900 feet above Arizona. The results offer a glimpse into the utility of the platform for a wide variety of persistent remote sensing applications.

“This pathfinder mission demonstrates proof of concept for the Stratollite’s capability as a high-altitude imaging platform for a variety of Ball sensors,” said Debra Facktor Lepore, Ball Aerospace’s vice president and general manager, commercial aerospace business unit. “It paves the way for future flights offering higher resolution multi-spectral sensors for applications such as public safety, homeland security, and civic resource mapping and monitoring.”

Stratollites, carrying context cameras and high-resolution sensors, will ultimately enable rapid insights into customer-specified areas of interest. With the use of green, regenerative fuel sources that indefinitely power the Stratollite’s directional control systems – in this case, a large solar array – the Stratollite will offer months of uninterrupted persistence for imaging and real-time data collection, which would be prohibitive for fuel-dependent aircraft or orbiting satellites. They can be retrieved easily and quickly by the mission team for payload and sensor modifications and rapid re-launch.

“With over 50 flights completed to date, World View is already routinely flying commercial payloads to the edge of space for a wide variety of government, commercial, and research customers,” said Jane Poynter, CEO of World View. “Our disruptive Stratollite platform and collaboration with Ball brings together hardware and analysis to enable previously unthinkable applications at a fraction of the cost of existing technology.”

World View and Ball Aerospace plan to build on the success of this flight with subsequent Stratollite missions that will carry higher resolution sensors for longer-duration flights.

World View’s innovative flight technologies offer a unique perspective of Earth from the edge of space. World View’s Stratollites, in operation today, offer low-cost, long-duration, persistent high-altitude flight for enterprise and government agencies. Using advanced stratospheric balloon technology, Stratollite applications include communications, remote sensing, weather and research. To learn more about World View, visit www.WorldView.space.

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit www.ball.com/aerospace or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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World View Tom Pirrone Announced as New SVP of Stratollite Applications Download Article

Tom Pirrone Announced as New SVP of Stratollite Applications

Tom Pirrone comes to World View with 34 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry focused primarily on space communications and operations. He was an early member and integral part of the Universal Space Network (USN) team led by Apollo XII Commander Pete Conrad. While at USN, he led the team that created PrioraNet, a worldwide network of ground stations that provides space agencies with commercial satellite command and control services.

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World View Completes Successful NASA Flight Mission: Mission Tests New Miniature Solar Observatory Technology

Tucson, AZ – September 7, 2016 – World View has successfully completed a high-altitude balloon mission for the Southwest Research Institute, a flight funded by the NASA Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) office. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is one of the oldest and largest independent, non-profit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. For this mission, SwRI flight tested a miniature solar observatory on a five-hour high-altitude balloon flight. The SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform (SSIPP) is a complete, high-precision solar observatory approximately the size of a mini fridge that weighs about 160 pounds. The observatory provides the optical precision equivalent to imaging a dime from a mile away.

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World View Wins Two Major NASA Flight Contracts

Tucson, AZ – August 4, 2016 – World View has been awarded two major NASA Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) contracts to conduct Stratollite flights in 2016 and 2017. World View has an open and ongoing contract with NASA to fly payloads for the agency and its researchers, and these two awards add to the growing list of work the company has already conducted for the agency since 2015.

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World View and Ball Aerospace To Jointly Explore Stratollite Platform for Remote Sensing Applications

Broomfield, CO – June 2, 2016 – World View, pioneers of the stratosphere, are collaborating
with Ball Aerospace to explore World View’s Stratollite platform for remote sensing applications.
Ball Aerospace and World View are working together to explore the feasibility of a commercial
capability to perform persistent remote sensing from the Stratollite platform. The collaboration
will culminate with World View performing a long-duration, persistent Stratollite flight to
demonstrate remote sensing capabilities for commercial applications.

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World View Introduces a New Category of Above-Earth Technology and Closes Series B Round of Financing

Tucson, Ariz. – April 27, 2016 – World View, the pioneers at the edge of space, today announced it has closed a $15M Series B round, with Canaan Partners as the lead investor. The round also includes participation from Norwest Venture Partners, Tencent, Moment Ventures, and Base Ventures. With the funding, World View plans to accelerate the development and commercial adoption of its “Stratollites”– high-tech balloons that operate in the stratosphere.

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World View Chief Scientist Named in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World

TUCSON, AZ – April 21, 2016 – World View Co-Founder and Chief Scientist Dr. Alan Stern has been named to the 2016 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes appear in the May 2 issue of TIME, available on newsstands this Friday, April 22, and now at www.time.com/time100.

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