WindBorne Balloon

Global sensing
for better weather forecasts

WindBorne designs, builds, and operates a constellation of long-duration smart weather balloons targeting the most critical data in the atmosphere

WindBorne provides more data and flexibility at a fraction of the cost

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10x to 100x
more data per dollar
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Global access from
easy-to-reach launch locations
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Ability to target the
most valuable data

Full access from surface to stratosphere

WindBorne balloons can be fully controlled throughout their altitude range, enabling us to repeatedly collect in-situ “slices” of the atmosphere with a single balloon. Take a look at a real flight profile below.

Graph of the altitude profile of a WindBorne balloon
Launched from Palmer, AK on March 8 2021

Ability to operate constellations with global reach

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600 Flights
As of May 2023
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7 years
Cumulative flight time
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3.7m km
Cumulative ground track
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120,000 km
Vertical distance travelled
...and WindBorne is launching more balloons every day

WindBorne's flight paths as of May 18, 2023

WindBorne Balloon

Proven partnerships

We have worked with NOAA, NCAR, the US Air Force, the Office of Naval Research, and the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography -- and you can read what NOAA had to say about working with WindBorne. If you would like to work with us as well, email

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Get in touch

To find out more about WindBorne Systems, don't hesitate to send us a message.

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