World View’s Stratollite vehicle offers low-cost, long-duration (up to months at a time) persistence over customer-specified areas of interest. Among its wide variety of uses, the Stratollite will deliver a capability that will help researchers greatly advance our knowledge of planet Earth, improve our ability to identify and track severe weather, and assist first responders during natural disaster. Similar to a geo-stationary satellite (but in the stratosphere via high-altitude balloon) this new class of vehicle will offer a long sought after capability in aerospace – low-cost, continuous persistence over areas of interest. World View’s proprietary altitude-control technology allows it to harness the near-360° countervailing stratospheric winds to steer the Stratollite to and from desired locations, and loiter above them for weeks and months of time.
U.S. Senator John McCain Congratulates World View
U.S. Senator John McCain congratulates World View, the State of Arizona, and Pima County on the Grand Opening of World View’s new HQ and Spaceport Tucson.
Global Headquarters Video Tour
World View’s new 142,000 sq. ft. facility is the world’s first purpose-built commercial gateway to the stratosphere. The newly constructed facility in Tucson, AZ will house World View’s stratospheric balloon manufacturing, stratocraft assembly, Stratollite and Voyager development activities, payload integration, and flight mission control.
Research & Education Capabilities
World View is more than just a private space travel company; as an active full-service launch provider we’re opening up a new era of stratospheric discovery for commercial customers, scientists, researchers, students, and educators around the world.
Astronaut Ron Garan Joins WV
World View has named retired NASA astronaut Ron Garan as Chief Pilot. A highly decorated fighter pilot, test pilot and astronaut who traveled 71,075,867 miles in 2,842 orbits of Earth, Garan will be responsible for the safe accomplishment of all flight operations.
Milestone Heavy Lift Test Flight
World View’s successful milestone test flight demonstrated its ability to routinely and safely carry heavy payloads to the near-space environment. This flight carried a 1,000lb payload to a final altitude of 100,475 feet (30,624 meters.)
A Sunrise from the Edge of Space
During a World View commercial payload flight, our cameras captured something magnificent. A perspective that reminds us of the majesty of our planet – the gift of a breathtaking sunrise from the edge of space.
Research & Education Payloads
Dr. Alan Stern, Co-founder & Chief Scientist of World View, discusses commercial stratospheric research and education opportunities on World View’s high-altitude balloon payload delivery platform at the NewSpace 2014 conference.
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