This is how Google will control Project Loon balloons’ altitudes

Project Loon

If you had any doubt about Google’s balloon-powered internet service getting off the ground, rest assured that it’s coming along nicely. The company has been granted a patent for its methods to control the altitude of its Project Loon balloons, which operate in the stratosphere over 12 miles (20 km) above sea level. The balloons use LTE technology to provide connectivity, and move with the stratified winds in the stratosphere to arrange themselves to form a communications network. The new patent allows for ways to move the balloons between wind strata. Each balloon is comprised of an inflatable envelope, a…

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