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CNES Renews Contract with HEMERIA for Stratospheric Balloons

The French space agency CNES has extended its contract with aerospace and defence company HEMERIA for the production of 50 open stratospheric balloons and 40 pressurised stratospheric balloons over a four-year period. These balloons will be propelled by helium and are vital for the Strateole-2 project, a French-led initiative involving global researchers that aims to study atmospheric events above the equator. The balloons, capable of extended flights at altitudes of 18 to 20km, play a crucial role in understanding climate and environmental changes.

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