12 HiBalls World Wide
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Flightradar24 currently shows 12 HiBalls World Wide and has some interesting info on loon balloons at https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/keep-your-eye-on-the-hbal-tracking-project-loon-balloons/
From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of Hank Riley via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:35 AM
To: GPSL; Clayton Jacobs; Bob Shipton K8EQC; Bob Thompson; Stephen & Tonia Thomas; Jack Crabtree; GPSL List
Subject: Re: [GPSL] Four HiBalls over AZ
You sent to the old, deprecated but still running Yahoogroup list. I think you meant to post to the new GPSL at GPSL@groups.io.
There are actually five balloons flying in total and they all belong to Loon, an Alphabet (Google) subsidiary attempting to bring internet service to residents of sparsely populated regions of the US.
On Saturday, June 20, 2020, 11:30:12 AM EDT, 'Jack Crabtree' jscra@... [GPSL] <gpsl-noreply@...> wrote:
Using ADS-B with my SDR, I am tracking 4 high altitude balloons, HBAL 193, 194, 202, 204 over Arizona. They are all floating at about 57K feet drifting at 8-10 kts. I verified they can be seen at the AirNav Radar Box website. I am assuming they are part of the WorldView balloon test program. A couple of the balloons are near Wickenburg, AZ while the most northern balloon is near Wikeup, AZ.
Jack Crabtree, W7JLC