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Project Loon

Project Loon is a research and development project being developed by Google X with the mission of providing Internet access to rural and remote areas. The project uses high-altitude balloons placed in the stratosphere at an altitude of about 18 km to create an aerial wireless network with up to 4G-LTE speeds. It was named Project Loon, since even Google itself found the idea of providing Internet access to the remaining 5 billion population.

About Project Loon
  • Project Loon is a research and development project being developed by Google X with the mission of providing Internet access to rural and remote areas. 
  • Project Loon Mission statement: Balloon-powered Internet for everyone
  • Project Loon is a research and development project being developed by Google X with the mission of providing Internet access to rural and remote area
  • Project Loon is Google's pursuit to deploy a high-altitude balloon network operating in the stratosphere, at altitudes between 18 km and 25 km. 
  • Google asserts that this particular layer of the stratosphere is advantageous because of its relatively low wind speeds (e.g., wind speeds between 5 and 20 mph / 10 to 30 kmph) and minimal turbulence. 
  • The signal travels through the balloon network from balloon to balloon, then to a ground-based station connected to an Internet service provider (ISP), then onto the global Internet. 
  • The system aims to bring Internet access to remote and rural areas poorly served by existing provisions, and to improve communication during natural disasters to affected regions.
  • Check More details on Project Loon at: https://www.solveforx.com/loon/
Project Loon Question was in news from last 1 years, even MCQs on Project Loon is included in our INDIA GK Mobile App Current Affairs. Here is Question asked in UPSC Civil Services GS Paper-1.

'Project Loon', sometimes seen in the news, is related to 
A. waste management technology
B. wireless communication technology
C. solar power production technology
D. water conservation technology
Answer: B