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While touring out with the family today, we ran across Marfa's Tethered Aerostat Radar System.It provides "low-level radar surveillance along the southwest border of the United States and Mexico."This thing can rise up to 15,000 feet, while tethered to the ground! That's incredible to me. What do you think?
This thing can rise up to 15,000 feet, while tethered to the ground!
The Marfa balloon has been operational since at least 1991 and may have been as early as 1988.
If they are smart, they'd put it on a fishing rod like my dad used to do, makes it easier to reel in.
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