NASA balloon reaches Australia after nearly one month of flight

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nearly a month of flight, a massive NASA Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) is closing in on a key milestone of completing the first of many planned circumnavigations of the globe.

Launched from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, March 26 EDT (March 27 in New Zealand) and flying due east, the balloon is predicted to begin overfligh...

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Oct 3rd 2014, 12:00

Raven Aerostar Tethered Aerostats in xyHt Magazine

xyHt Magazine's October 2014 issue explores why high-tech helium balloons may be a better choice than UAVs. Craig Laws, senior product manager of aerostats and military decoys, explains how Raven Aerostar's tethered aerostats provide unmatched performance and complete situational awareness for a multitude of needs.

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GEOSPATIAL PROFESSIONALS are able to choose from an increasin...

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Aug 7th 2014, 13:24

Raven Industries Balloon for Google Project Loon Exceeds 120 Days of Flight

Sioux Falls, SD (August 07, 2014) — Raven Aerostar (NASDAQ: RAVN) marked its one-year anniversary of Google’s Project Loon public unveiling with an impressive milestone accomplishment; a Raven Aerostar balloon surpassed 120 days of flight in the stratosphere. This Loon Balloon, named Ibis 152, was launched from New Zealand on February 26 and fully circled the earth twice.

Last summer, Ra...

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Jun 18th 2014, 08:30

U.S. Army Awards Contract to Raven Industries for Vista Smart Sensor Radar Systems

Arlington, VA (June 17, 2014) — Vista Research, a subsidiary of Raven Aerostar (NASDAQ: RAVN), has been awarded an operations and maintenance contract for the upgrade and replacement of currently-fielded radar systems in support of the U.S. Army’s Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) Program. The firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has been awarded for $8,381,917 and deta...

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