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Project google Loon Balloon Could Be the best Internet Boon

This blog will throw a light on Project Loon and its remarkable process going throughout the World.

Have ever thought about internet access to the earth below through a balloon? No, but Google has helped to bring Solar Power in the world in addition to bringing the internet to the world. When we really focus on wireless nature and altitudes involved, solar power is the most obvious choice.

Project Loon’s main motto is to bring cost effective, inexpensive internet access and to drive solar panel prices down for consumers over the world. The whole credit is to Google who has picked an idea and has aroused with ambitious Wi-Fi Project through its Airborne Loon Network. Balloons present some really hard science problems but Google believed about the possibility of creating a ring of balloons that fly around the globe on the stratospheric winds and provide ultimate internet access to the earth below.


To reduce energy consumption, a connection, Loon, that has three identical on board computers, providing triple-modular redundancy in case one computer fails, thus it supports very low-power electronics. A Loon is a helium-filled Mylar balloon floating about 20 km (12 mi) above the Earth’s surface, carrying an internet router and associated gear, people connect to the balloon network using a special Internet antenna attached to their building. The signal bounces from balloon to balloon and then to the global internet back on Earth. Project Loon uses software algorithms to determine where its balloon need to go, then moves into a layer of wind blowing in the right direction. By moving with the wind, the balloons can be arranged to form one large communications network, and that makes Loon Google’s second most important project for developing economies where both Microsoft and Google will have infrastructure, devices and services.

Thirty balloons, launched from New Zealand’s South Island, will beam Internet to a small group of pilot testers. The experience of these pilot testers will be used to refine the technology and shape the next phase of Project Loon. Many of us think of the Internet as a global community. But two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters.

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