captive balloon


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captive balloon

[′kap·tiv bə′lün]
(aerospace engineering)
A moored balloon, usually held by steel cables.
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A new captive balloon concept that informscity dwellers on the air quality they are breathing
AE[umlaut]rophile is a French company which has just installed an entirely new captive balloon concept in Paris, one that has no equivalent anywhere in the world.This larger-than-life tourist attraction takes on a civic angle by becoming an unheard-of, spectacular means of information on air quality.