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.

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

Ability to operate constellations with global reach

  • >325 flights
  • >3.2 years of cumulative flight time
  • >1.8 million kilometers cumulative ground track (4.9x distance to the moon)
  • >53,000 kilometers vertical distance traveled (equivalent of ~5,000 dropsonde profiles)
Map of hundreds of WindBorne's flights, covering the entire northern hemisphere

WindBorne's flight paths as of March 11, 2022