With the help of Internet, almost everything from grocery to bank is just a click away for us. Internet has been transforming lives ever since its inception. Everyone in the world can benefit from it in one or the other way. So the fact that almost two third of the world is still to benefit from it because it is out of their reach, can be very disheartening.
Project Loon aims to make internet reach every nook & cranny of the world with the help of its network of helium filled balloons. Yes, you heard it right, with balloons. Here is an app which gives you all new movies for charge free, know about this movies app here.
Project Loon is the project undertaken by Google X with the potential to connect the entire globe by deploying huge balloons in the stratospheric layer of the atmosphere at a height of about 20 km. These balloons made of polyethylene plastic and powered by the solar energy can last around 100 days in the stratosphere.
Each balloon can connect vast areas with the help of LTE, making anyone with a smart phone receive faster, better& cheaper internet. For this, Google collaborates with telecommunication companies to share their cellular spectrum. These balloons carry with them necessary circuits, radio antennas & lithium ion batteries.
Navigation is achieved with the help of the wind layers in the stratosphere. Pumping or deflating the balloon as required steers it up & down in the stratosphere. Thus the balloons are made to move into areas where there is low or no connectivity.
The network of balloons communicates with each other and with the ground station in order to connect billions of people on earth. After serving the purpose it is made to descent to earth by deflating it in a controlled manner.
Officially announced on 14 June, 2013, Google has been developing this brilliant idea ever since. It has partnered with Vodafone in New Zealand and on 28 July, 2015 it entered into an agreement with the Information & Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka in order to launch this on a mass scale. The mission is still going on & has huge benefits for the entire world especially for connecting the disaster hit areas with the rest of the world.