Stratospheric Remote Sensing

For over 7 years, World View has been the leader in capturing high resolution imagery of Earth via remote-controlled stratospheric balloons for a wide variety of scientific, government and commercial enterprises. Our proven, proprietary flight technology provides on-demand, scheduled, and historical aerial data and analytics from sensors deployed to the stratosphere with persistent coverage, higher resolution, and increased value over traditional aerial and satellite sources.
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Stratollites vs. Other Aerial Data

The World View Stratollite® is a remotely operated stratospheric vehicle that delivers commercial, scientific, and government payloads to the near-space environment with revolutionary new control capabilities. It provides point-to-point navigation over large distances and persistent flight over specific areas of interest. Our Stratollites operate at altitudes of up to 95,000 ft. (~29 km) for days, weeks and months on end. They offer 250W of power and a payload capacity of 50kg (with heavier capacities available soon.) And they combine the benefits of geostationary satellites, LEO satellites, and high-altitude drones – offering the ideal mix of resolution, accuracy, and persistent viewing of key targets. All at a fraction of the cost.

Persistence and Resolution

Our stratospheric technology allows World View to transit the stratosphere with sensors that loiter over large areas of interest and provide persistent observation and data collection for a wide variety of applications, without the limitations of satellite orbit paths or short duration flight vehicles.
45 days
5 cm


World View captures and analyzes high resolution images, video, IR imagery, radar data and other types of data for businesses and governments to enable new insights that result in improved decision-making.
Electro-Optical: High resolution optical payload for daytime imagery.
Infrared: Thermal spectrum infrared payload for high resolution night vision capability.
Radar: Payload for tracking moving objects on Earth’s surface in any weather conditions.

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Interested in what a new strategic perspective can do for your business, or how World View can offer improvements on your existing aerial monitoring? Schedule a call with our team today.