Within the framework of the space program of “France Relance”, HEMERIA has been selected by CNES in 2021 to develop a new type of stratospheric balloon, a maneuvering balloon : BalMan.

The maneuvering stratospheric balloon will be used by CNES for its scientific campaigns, such as climate study campaigns. Other missions, such as surveillance or communication, have already been considered to meet the current need to facilitate access to Space, a strategic area both economic and geopolitical.

The maneuvering stratospheric balloon will be an evolution of the pressurized stratospheric balloon used by CNES since the beginning of the 2000s. With an operating altitude between 18 km and 20 km, they are able to fly during several months.

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HEMERIA is collaborating with Thales Alenia Space on the Stratobus™ program. Stratobus™ is a stratospheric airship of the HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellite) family.

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