Thank you, +Josh Rogner, for inquiring “How are the balloons made? What material are you using so they last 100's of days in the stratosphere?” Pam, one of Loon’s balloon manufacturing experts, offers some answers by describing both the challenge of making balloon envelopes that last 100 days, and also the diagnostic tests the team uses to get closer to that goal.
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- I'm not an expert, but could you integrate a service robot inside the ballon with some "plastic-adhesive paste" (no idea how that would look like) to fix little cuts while the balloon is in airApr 5, 2014
- What about graphene as a material to make it secure? A tad expensive and probably needs more research but it is the strongest, thinnest and flexible. The fact that it lead electricity could work for its advantage to harvest solar energy as well.Oct 29, 2014
- Wonder if this technology could also benefit tire quality, and perhaps other products.Mar 12, 2015
- #askaway - Approximately how many balloons will be required across the globe to connect each and every one on earth with balloon powered internet?
What will be the total cost of this project?
Also i want to know that why would people go for this technology even though the satellite powered internet is already present?Mar 17, 2015
- This would be a lot cheaper and more maintainable than satellites. You can't easily bring down a satellite to upgrade its tech or fix problems.Mar 18, 2015
- +Project Loon Is it a super pressure balloon?because she talked about pumping in and out ,changing pressure and altitude control maneuvres and I am a bit confused (superpressured are ballooons with constant volume) , can you explain more ? :)Aug 19, 2015