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Thunderhead Balloon Systems

Pioneering a leading-edge solution for stratospheric challenges

REDEFINING STRATOSPHERIC MISSIONS

Thunderhead Balloon Systems have made long duration and navigational stratospheric missions a proven reality. By leveraging directional wind patterns at high altitudes, Raven Aerostar's Thunderhead Balloon Systems offer groundbreaking capabilities for navigation and persistence over areas of interest. 

COST-EFFECTIVE PERSISTENCE

With Thunderhead Balloon Systems, controlled flight and long duration capabilities can be planned and executed at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional stratospheric platforms. 

Thunderhead Balloon Systems can be flown in constellations or individually to support a wide range of mission requirements.  Affording users land-based and maritime launch platforms, applications are dynamic and diverse.

MISSION POSSIBILITIES

KEY BENEFITS

VSTORM OPERATING SYSTEM

We proudly offer vStorm, a user-friendly interface that offers command and control coverage from anywhere in the world.  This technology allows users to control and predict balloon flight path, monitor balloon performance, and display sensor intelligence in a single common operational picture. With vStorm, leveraging navigational capabilities in the stratosphere and exceeding mission requirements is possible from any mobile device, tablet, or computer.

FLIGHT OPERATIONS

Our Flight Services team can provide turnkey launch, flight management, and recovery operations or train client personnel to perform flight campaigns.

Raven Aerostar has established itself as the global leader in the deployment and operation of persistent stratospheric platforms utilized for surveillance, reconnaissance, and telecommunications functions.”

— Lee Rainwater, Raven Aerostar

CONTACT US

We look forward to partnering with you to solve stratospheric challenges