‘Project Loon’, sometimes seen in the news, is related to
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]
(a) waste management technology
(b) wireless communication technology
(c) solar power production technology
(d) water conservation technology
- Project Loon was a research and development project by Google X with the aim of providing Internet access to rural and remote areas.
- The project uses high-altitude balloons placed in the stratosphere to create an aerial wireless network with speeds similar to 4G LTE.
- The balloons are powered by solar panels and are controlled by software algorithms to navigate the winds and move to areas where internet access is needed.