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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Supply and installation on site of a captive balloon allowing the transport to a height of about 150 meters for at least 25 people.
A new captive balloon concept that informscity dwellers on the air quality they are breathing
The balloon still quickly sinking, we suddenly saw a whole bag come hurtling to Mother Barrier; although this is rather a drastic measure to take with a captive balloon, it produced the desired effect, and six hundred feet was reached.
Contract notice: Design, production, supply of captive balloon and training in its use.
On top of allowing the police mobile teams to access the Paris video surveillance system and all its regular cameras, the Teleste platform offers the teams additional access to video sources deployed specifically for the conference: drones, captive balloons with long range cameras and helicopter cameras.