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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Feb 6th 2013, 15:00

Raven Industries Scientific High-Altitude Balloon Breaks Records

Sioux Falls, SD (February 6, 2013) — Raven Aerostar (Nasdaq:RAVN) is pleased to announce its involvement with four successful high-altitude balloon experiments during the current Antarctica summer. For each program, Raven Aerostar designed and manufactured scientific balloons to carry equipment to specific altitudes in the Earth’s atmosphere. The success of all four campaigns has been overwh...

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Nov 1st 2012, 09:30

Aerostar-Manufactured Parade Balloon for Macy's Parade

On October 25, 2012, the Wall Street Journal featured an article on a new parade balloon for the upcoming Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Aerostar engineered and manufactured this highly technical balloon by the artist KAWS.

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Oct 24th 2012, 14:00

Raven Industries Supplies High-Altitude Balloon Used in Record-Setting Red Bull Stratos Mission

Photographer Credit: Jörg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool

Raven Industries Supplies High-Altitude Balloon Used in Record-Setting Red Bull Stratos Mission Company's Technology Carries Austrian Felix Baumgartner to Highest Manned Balloon Flight

Sioux Falls, SD – October 24, 2012 – Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN), in response to numerous inquiries, confirmed today that the high-a...

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