Googles web balloons fly ten times as long as last year




Google claims that the balloons of his project Loon ten times as long in the air may remain as last year. This is due to an improved manufacturing. Project Loon remote areas must provide Internet access through high-flying balloons.

The balloons of Project Loon now remain about a hundred days in the air, compared to ten days last year, says the division working on the project and on Google+. The record is now 130 days, more than four months.

That the balloons remain longer in the air, is due to an improved manufacturing. Also, pulling the people who make the balloons as they run over it fluffy socks in order to provide as little resistance as possible so as to reduce the risk of leaks in the balloons.

Pay with Google will try to bring the Internet to remote areas by sending a 4G signal at high frequency via several balloons to equipment on the ground. In order to make connection to the rest of the Internet, the signal along several balloons goes to a base station with regular Internet on the ground. The balloons maintain their positions as they ride the steady winds at 20 km altitude; if they have to fly somewhere else to go, they adjust their height to sail on wind from another direction.

Google unveiled its project almost a year ago. Meanwhile doing a test with the provider Telstra in Australia to try out the Internet connections in practice.



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