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
Reconstitute Lost Aerial Assets
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
Area of Interest Persistence
Predictive Flight Modeling
vStorm Operating System
Wide Area Coverage
Low-Cost Stratospheric Access
Diverse Payload Compatibility
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.