Re: high altitude balloons

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Message posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on March 12, 2021 at 20:45:08 PST:

Interesting. Looks like they took over the program from Google. Their press release introducing the system is dated only a week after Google announced that they scrapped the program. I have not picked up one of their balloons since late 2020. The Google balloons used the callsign "HBAL" and a three digit number on ADS-B.

One morning last year I heard them scrap a test in the TTR area because one of the Google Loons drifted clear across R-4807A at FL600.

In Reply to: high altitude balloons posted by jklier on March 12, 2021 at 18:12:21 PST:


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