U.S. researchers are developing a high-altitude, helium-filled aircraft that could hover over the same spot for up to a year, and be big enough and be
able to carry a payload big enough to conduct surveillances. It would be better than satellites because they are closer to the Earth and they are
cheaper than satellites. It would also stay above 65.000 FT that is well above Commercial Jets and most military jets.
im pretty sure most of the military jets we have now can go above 65,000 ft. but think about this, it can hover in one spot for up to a year, how much
do you think that would cost in fuel? i bet it would be somewhere around the expense of a satellite being that you cant shoot down a satellite. well,
i guess you can shoot down a satellite, but not as easily.
cool idea and far more cost effective than satellites.....just wondering what or who they will be pointing it at?...but then again...we will probably
Anything that can survive using 'natural' power sources has to be a good thing, plus that thing will probably have a longer life span than a
And baloons/blimps can be made stealthy too guys. Some nations may have no ability to detect one, let alone shoot one down. And so what if they did?
No human casualties and relative low cost. These are great ideas.
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