Thunderhead Balloon Systems
Pioneering a leading-edge solution for stratospheric challenges
REDEFINING STRATOSPHERIC MISSIONS
Thunderhead Balloon Systems have made long duration and navigational stratospheric missions a proven reality. By leveraging directional wind patterns at high altitudes, Raven Aerostar's Thunderhead Balloon Systems offer groundbreaking capabilities for navigation and persistence over areas of interest.
With Thunderhead Balloon Systems, controlled flight and long duration capabilities can be planned and executed at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional stratospheric platforms.
Thunderhead Balloon Systems can be flown in constellations or individually to support a wide range of mission requirements. Affording users land-based and maritime launch platforms, applications are dynamic and diverse.
- Augment Existing Network
- Research and Development
- Tailored Missions
- Reconstitute Lost Aerial Assets
- Satellite Alternative
- Position-Navigation-Time (PNT)
- Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
- Area of Interest Persistence
- Rapid Deployment
- Predictive Flight Modeling
- vStorm Operating System
- Payload Recovery
- Wide Area Coverage
- Low-Cost Stratospheric Access
- Navigational Capabilities
- Solar Regeneration
- Payload Integration
- Diverse Payload Compatibility
THUNDERSTORM OPERATING SYSTEM
We proudly offer Thunderstorm, a user-friendly interface that offers command and control coverage from anywhere in the world. This technology allows users to control and predict balloon flight path, monitor balloon performance, and display sensor intelligence in a single common operational picture. With Thunderstorm, leveraging navigational capabilities in the stratosphere and exceeding mission requirements is possible from any mobile device, tablet, or computer.
Our Flight Services team can provide turnkey launch, flight management, and recovery operations or train client personnel to perform flight campaigns.
Raven Aerostar has established itself as the global leader in the deployment and operation of persistent stratospheric platforms utilized for surveillance, reconnaissance, and telecommunications functions.”— Lee Rainwater, Raven Aerostar
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