Here’s how Google makes its giant, internet-beaming balloons

Google Project Loon

Google X, the secretive moonshot lab run under Google's parent company Alphabet, wants to make the internet accessible for everyone.

That's why Google has been refining its giant, internet-beaming balloons since 2013 as part of its Project Loon. But to make that vision a reality, Google has gotten some outside help from Raven Aerostar, a stratospheric balloon desi...

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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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Jun 9th 2014, 13:34

NASA Presents Raven Industries With Prestigious Award for Outstanding Contributions

Photo: NASA's BLAST (the Balloon Borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope) launched December 25, 2012 via a Raven Aerostar 39-million cubic foot scientific balloon.

Sioux Falls, SD (June 9, 2014) — Raven Aerostar (NASDAQ:RAVN) was recently recognized by NASA for its contribution to the highly successful 2012/2013 Antarctic Long Duration Balloon (LDB) Campaign. The 2013 NASA Group Ach...

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Apr 29th 2014, 13:00

Raven Aerostar to Exhibit at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2014

Meet us at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems

When it comes to border protection, maritime surveillance, and national security, there is no such thing as too much intelligence. There is no such thing as preventing too much crime, providing too much security, or saving too many lives.

We invite you to meet Raven Aerostar at booth #841 during AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2014 (May 12-15 in Orlando, ...

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