Pioneers of the stratosphere

Since 2012, World View has led the way in remote sensing and Earth observation from stratospheric high-altitude platforms (HAPs), with demonstrated accomplishments for a variety of scientific, commercial and government organizations. Our proprietary stratospheric balloon flight technology delivers better insights with far lower costs and lead times than satellites and other traditional aerial sources.

Focused on the future of
high-altitude platforms

World View’s remotely-navigated Stratollite® flies five times closer to Earth than a satellite, capturing high-resolution imagery with much greater detail. And since it can persist over an area for weeks at a time, it provides a clearer picture of changes on the ground than a satellite  that only flies over the area at the same time every day.



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We are building new stratospheric solutions and tapping the full potential of this incredible frontier.

We are pushing the limits of what's possible and exploring new horizons along the way.

We are unlocking novel, high-value data that was previously unavailable or too difficult or expensive to procure.

Welcome to the stratospheric economy.

Flight-proven technology

Our patented remote sensing and navigational systems have been proven safe, versatile and supremely capable, flight after flight.

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5cm/pixel ground sampling distance (GSD) at 50-70K feet (5x higher resolution than satellite imagery).
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Industry-leading size, weight and power (SWaP) that can fly multiple sensors on a single vehicle.
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Maintain 40km-80km station-keeping radius for days to weeks at a time.
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Payload recovery:
Patented parafoil landing system provides gentle touchdown to keep payloads safe.
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Missions of up to 45 days of continuous flight.
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Navigable system:
Patented altitude control system for precision guidance in the stratosphere’s four-direction winds.
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Patented system and modular design allow for easy customization.
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We customize each mission to meet your specific success parameters.
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Fast turnaround:
Fly the most updated technology on short timelines.

Multi-sensor configurations
for any use case

Our high-resolution electro-optical, infrared, radar, hyperspectral and other remote sensing capabilities can deliver a wealth of insights across a range of applications. From helping agricultural yields to less-invasive energy and mineral exploration to tracking wildfires, storm systems and greenhouse gasses.

Keep a watchful eye on Earth

We are always looking for new, innovative ways to observe and protect our planet. Here are just some of our current and developing capabilities.

Asset monitoring

Tracking high-value assets across broad distances.

Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR)

Supporting important missions from national security to environmental monitoring to humanitarian relief.

Climate change research

Collecting data to identify, monitor and measure the environmental impacts of climate change.

Supply chain tracking

Ensuring continuity and detecting anomalies in distribution processes.

Non-invasive energy exploration

Aiding in the discovery of resources without disrupting geologic areas.

Agricultural monitoring

Observing and analyzing the condition of broad swaths of crop land.

Pipeline inspection

Detecting leaks, theft and line breaks in critical energy infrastructure.

Wildfire/storm tracking

Providing detection and constant monitoring of natural disasters – even at night or in adverse conditions.

Maritime awareness

Tracking and monitoring shipping and other activity across vast oceanic territory.


Using telecommunication beacons to improve wireless connectivity around the globe.

Methane detection

Detecting and measuring methane emissions in remote, hard-to-monitor areas.

Payload hosting and testing

Tracking high-value assets across broad distances.