Illinois Hobby Club Fears Its Balloon Was Shot Down By The USAF

  • Small pico balloons range between $12 and $180 and are naturally buoyant above 43,000 ft. These objects carry an 11-gram tracker, with HF and VHF/UHG antennas to update their positions around the world, according to Aviation Week.
  • The outlet noted that the shape, altitudes, and payloads of small pico balloons matched the descriptions of all three unidentified objects shot down between Feb. 10 and Feb. 12.
  • Fox News Digital has reached out to NIBBB for comment.
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