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SpaceNews World View raises $26.5 Million for Near-Space Balloon Systems Read Full Article

World View raises $26.5 Million for Near-Space Balloon Systems

http://spacenews.com/world-view-raises-26-5-million-for-near-space-balloon-systems/

World View, the Arizona company developing high-altitude balloons to provide services typically performed by satellites, announced March 29 that it has raised $26.5 million in a round that marks the entry of another high-profile venture capital firm into the space industry.

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Aviation Week World View Conducts Its Longest Balloon Flight Read Full Article

World View Conducts Its Longest Balloon Flight

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World View Enterprises Inc. has carried out its longest-ever test flight, successfully demonstrating high-altitude Earth observation and communications capabilities with its Stratollite balloon and Stratocraft payload.

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The Verge High-altitude Balloon Meant to Mimic Satellites Pulls Off Longest... Read Full Article

High-altitude Balloon Meant to Mimic Satellites Pulls Off Longest Flight Yet

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/6/16438062/world-view-stratollite-high-altitude-balloons-stratosphere-test-flight

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.

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GeekWire World View Completes Five-day Test Flight for ‘Stratollite’ High-altitude... Read Full Article

World View Completes Five-day Test Flight for ‘Stratollite’ High-altitude Balloon

https://www.geekwire.com/2017/world-view-completes-five-day-test-flight-stratollite-high-altitude-balloon/

World View Enterprises has executed its longest stratospheric balloon flight ever, steering a solar-powered payload through five days’ worth of testing at altitudes in excess of 55,000 feet.

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Digital Trends World View Nails Longest Flight Yet With Data-Gathering Stratollite... Read Full Article

World View Nails Longest Flight Yet With Data-Gathering Stratollite Balloon

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/world-view-stratollite-test-flight/

Elon Musk and his SpaceX team may grab all of the headlines with their rocket-landing feats and talk of going to Mars, but an Arizona-based outfit has been working diligently on its own high-altitude project aimed at drastically reducing the cost of satellite deployment.

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TechCrunch World View Successfully Launches its First Stratollite from its... Read Full Article

World View Successfully Launches its First Stratollite from its Tucson HQ

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/01/world-view-successfully-launches-its-first-stratollite-from-its-tucson-hq/

Stratospheric balloon launch startup World View has completed its inaugural launch from its new Tucson, Arizona-based headquarters, the company announced today. The new HQ was officially opened back in February, but since then it’s been preparing the facility for regular launch operations, culminating in today’s debut take-off.

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Satellite Today World View Launches First Stratollite Balloon Read Full Article

World View Launches First Stratollite Balloon

http://www.satellitetoday.com/launch/2017/10/02/world-view-launches-first-stratollite-balloon/

World View, which plans to offer services such as Earth Observation (EO) from the stratosphere using high altitude balloons, has successfully completed its first Stratollite launch from its Tuscon, Arizona headquarters.

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Engadget World View Successfully Launches Near-space Balloon from its New... Read Full Article

World View Successfully Launches Near-space Balloon from its New HQ

https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/02/world-view-successfully-launches-near-space-balloon/

The startup has completed the first launch of a Stratollite balloon from its new headquarters in Tucson, where it hopes to turn balloon launches into a routine occurrence.

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GeekWire World View Launches ‘Stratollite’ Balloon from Spaceport Tucson for... Read Full Article

World View Launches ‘Stratollite’ Balloon from Spaceport Tucson for the First Time

https://www.geekwire.com/2017/world-view-sends-stratollite-test-balloon-spaceport-tucson-first-time/

World View today executed its first balloon liftoff from Spaceport Tucson, the Arizona facility that it expects will be the home base for satellite-like “Stratollite” missions to the stratosphere — and, eventually, tourist flights as well.

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Tech Crunch World View’s Stratollite Took a KFC Chicken Sandwich to... Read Full Article

World View’s Stratollite Took a KFC Chicken Sandwich to the Edge of Space

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/29/world-views-stratollite-brought-a-kfc-chicken-sandwich-to-the-edge-of-space/

World View is building a different kind of space business, using high-altitude balloons to take cargo to and provide services in the Earth’s stratosphere, the middle layer of the atmosphere separating us from space.

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The New York Times A Chicken Sandwich Hitches a Balloon Ride to the... Read Full Article

A Chicken Sandwich Hitches a Balloon Ride to the Stratosphere

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/science/world-view-stratollite-balloon-kfc-sandwich-space-stratosphere.html

KFC signed up to take part in the demonstration flight, which will test the full complement of technologies, including solar panels to generate power and the navigational technology that will tap into prevailing winds to steer to any part of the world and then hover over a particular spot.

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Geekwire World View’s Stratospheric Balloon Mission for KFC Isn’t Just... Read Full Article

World View’s Stratospheric Balloon Mission for KFC Isn’t Just About a Chicken Sandwich

https://www.geekwire.com/2017/world-views-stratospheric-balloon-mission-kfc-isnt-just-chicken-sandwich/

For World View Enterprises, the flight is expected to serve as a four-day shakedown cruise for its “Stratollite” system, which could eventually send military and commercial imaging payloads to the edge of the atmosphere for months at a time.

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Forbes World View is Taking a KFC Chicken Sandwich to... Read Full Article

World View is Taking a KFC Chicken Sandwich to the Edge of Space

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2017/06/13/world-view-is-taking-a-kfc-chicken-sandwich-to-the-edge-of-space/#400d719e5f7d

This will be the first multi-day mission of the company’s Stratollite system, in what CTO Taber MacCallum described as a “shakedown cruise” for the platform’s system.

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The Verge Why a Private Space Balloon Company is Sending KFC... Read Full Article

Why a Private Space Balloon Company is Sending KFC Chicken to the Stratosphere

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/13/15791474/world-view-stratollite-kfc-zinger-stratosphere

The mission may seem like a gimmick, but the point is to test out a significant capability for World View. The Stratollite will stay in the stratosphere for four days — the longest the vehicle has ever flown.

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TechCrunch Watch World View explain its Unique Approach to Space... Read Full Article

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

https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/03/watch-world-view-explain-its-unique-approach-to-space-business-and-tourism/

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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GeekWire World View Shows off its HQ and Stratollite Platform... Read Full Article

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

http://www.geekwire.com/2017/world-view-hq-stratollite-balloon/

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

The Verge Inside World View, the Company That Wants to Take... Read Full Article

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

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/24/14708614/world-view-new-hq-stratosphere-balloon-space-tourism

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

SpaceNews Stratospheric Ballooning Company World View Unveils its New Arizona... Read Full Article

Stratospheric Ballooning Company World View Unveils its New Arizona Headquarters

http://spacenews.com/stratospheric-ballooning-company-world-view-unveils-its-new-arizona-headquarters/

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

Space.com High-Altitude Balloon Company Wants to Open a New Market... Read Full Article

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

http://www.space.com/35828-high-altitude-balloon-space-port-grand-opening.html

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

TechCrunch World View’s Stratollites and New Spaceport Aim to Change... Read Full Article

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

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/world-views-stratollites-and-new-spaceport-aim-to-change-the-business-of-space/

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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