Project Loon-Google Internet Ballons To Circle Earth
Post on 30,November 2015   5:00 AM
By - Mr. Om Singh
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Project Loon: Network of ballons travelling on the edge of space to connect people in rular and remote area.

  • Help fill coverage gaps and bring people back online after disaster.
  • Already tried out in BRAZIL, NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA.
  • 1000 internet ballons have already been deployed word-wide 

Significance

  • Internet access to remote and rural areas.
  • Improve communication during natural disasters.
  • Project will inhance the internet connectivity 

Google internet ballons to circle Earth: Google has teamed up with Indonesia telecommunication companies to boost internet access in much of rural Indonesia using solar powered helium ballons.

Each ballon provides connectivity to ground area of 40km in diameter using LTE wireless communication technology.

PAYLOAD:  Two radio transceivers, light computer, altitude control system (All powered by solar panels)

Working

  • Helium-filled ballon is seuto uito stratosphere at attitude of 20km, where ??? speed is relatively low and turbulence is minimal.
  • Software moues ballon up and down to find layer of wind blowing in right direction.
  • Internet beamed is connected device at around 10 megabits a second (3G Speed) Via antennae on ground.

Google plans to launch 300 ballons around the world to provide coverage to the new zealand, Australia, Chile and Argentina in 2016. 


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