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10 Facts about Google Project Loon wireless internet beamed from sky using Hot Air Balloon

10 Facts about Google Project Loon wireless internet beamed from sky using Hot Air Balloon

Following are the 10 facts about the Google Project Loon that beaming internet from sky using Hot Air Balloon

Google X research lab has unveiled a plan to provide internet access to the 4.7 billion people who currently cannot access the web via a ring of huge balloons circling the globe.
Project Loon has been in development since mid-2011 by scientists at Google X

Project name is Loon

Google scientists launched a trial with up to 50 helium-filled balloons flying 20 kilometers above Christchurch, New Zealand, carrying antennae linked to ground base stations.

About 50 people chosen to take part in the trial were able to link to the internet, with signals successfully beamed from another part of New Zealand to the 15-metre diameter balloons, and then to the users' homes

The design lab plans to trial the internet balloons, which can stay in the air for up to 100 days, in Australia by mid-2014 and in Argentina
The technology will be trialed in Australia next year, possibly in Tasmania.

The Southern Hemisphere, specifically the 40th parallel south, has been chosen for the trial partly because of the stratospheric conditions, with the balloons movements controlled from the ground by harnessing winds and solar power.

This technology will provide minimum 3G speed web access to remote and poorer areas of the world.

The ultimate goal of the loon project is that to have a ring of balloons circling the earth, ensuring there is no part of the globe that cannot access the internet.

Custom designed antennas users will use to receive their signal from balloons floating twice as high as commercial airplanes fly.
The signal goes from ground-based antennas, up to the balloon, which use their high-altitude placement to broadcast much further than other methods.

Each balloon starts as an "envelope" that contains the polyethylene balloons and a 22-pound "payload" that contains all the computers and electronics.

In the future, the company envisions cell phone users connecting to the balloons to extend service where none exists today.

Watch the video Introducing Project loon

Watch the video - Project Loon: The Technology

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DWei June 15, 2013  


MEcoy June 15, 2013  

well that was really cool

Rajesh K June 15, 2013  

Well, they do think out of the box, don't they? :P
Interesting project, nevertheless. However, the primary concern would be the cost of Internet/access devices and whether individual countries allow them.

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rudraprayaga June 16, 2013  

Oh! My God what all inventions and discoveries.Thank you for sharing.