Using Stratospheric Balloons to Give Wi-Fi


By: Justin Cudney

Project Loon is a research and development project by Google’s X division, known for its “shoot for the moon style.” It is trying to spread internet to places that were ravaged by natural disasters or those who can’t afford internet. The balloons which travel up to the stratosphere, creating a network in the sky which can connect to the internet.

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The researchers at X have been developing this technology since 2011, and have been continuously refining and improving their technology. That’s how it connects to engineering.