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World View Flies First Stratollite Balloon from Spaceport Tucson

World View launches its first Stratollite balloon from Spaceport Tucson. (Credit: World View)

TUCSON, Ariz. (World View PR) — World View is thrilled to announce the successful execution of its first ever Stratollite launch from Spaceport Tucson. This milestone launch signals the operational opening of the global hub for commerce and science in the stratosphere – Spaceport Tucson.


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  • October 2, 2017
Chinese Conglomerate Enters Stratospheric Ballooning
Traveler II Beta's main subsystems have been completed and are in the final stage of assembly and testing. (Credit: Kuang-Chi Group)

Traveler II Beta’s main subsystems have been completed and are in the final stage of assembly and testing. (Credit: Kuang-Chi Group)

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 6, 2016 (Kuang-Chi Group PR) — Kuang-Chi Group, a Shenzhen-based technology conglomerate, has announced that Traveler II Beta will carry animals into near space during a test flight this year. The announcement came during the opening ceremony of the company’s research center for near space technologies in Haikou, Hainan, China’s southernmost province.


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  • September 8, 2016
zero2infinity’s Begins Microbloon 2.0 Test Program

Microbloon undergoing tests. (Credit: zero2infinity)

Barcelona, Spain – June 1, 2012 (zero2infinity PR) — Barcelona-based company zero2infinity has proceeded to the next level in its test plan. The wind conditions were particularly harsh and the test had to be terminated prematurely. However this first test flight of the microbloon program is a significant step and brings the newspace company forward in its quest to develop safe and rapidly reusable near-space launch capabilities.


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  • June 5, 2012
NASA Awards Near Space Corporation Funding to Advance Titan Balloon Research

Titan Balloon A Flagship class Titan Explorer mission is conceived with montgolfiere (hot air balloon) to circumnavigate the surface of Titan at jetliner altitudes, but allow occasional descents to the surface. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NSC PR — TILLAMOOK, OR  — Near Space Corporation (NSC), a leading innovator of terrestrial and planetary exploration balloon technology, has received a Phase Two NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award to fund work that will help enable future airborne exploration of Saturn’s moon Titan.  NSC’s winning proposal was among 85 selected from a total pool of 428 submissions.


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  • December 29, 2011