Ball AerospaceÂ & TechnologiesÂ has entered a partnership with World View to test the latter’s StratolliteÂ above-earthÂ balloon vehicle for remote sensing applications.
The collaboration will involve a long-duration Stratollite flight to exploreÂ the possibleÂ commercial applications of remote sensing, Ball Aerospace said Thursday.
Debra FacktorÂ Lepore, Ball Aerospace vice president and general manager of strategic operations, said the partnership also looks to open new markets for both companies.
Stratollite is designed to flyÂ in the stratosphere, follow aÂ navigational flight plan, loiter above specific areas of interest and circumnavigate the world, Ball Aerospace noted.
The company addedÂ the balloon works toÂ carry various sensors and payloads that can sampleÂ the range ofÂ electromagnetic waves or supportÂ communication systems.
Stratollite also supportsÂ on-demand launch and does notÂ require specific flightÂ conditions, Ball Aerospace said.