News Brief: Arizona-based World View says it has closed a $26.5 million Series C financing round, led by Accel with participation from previous investors Canaan and Norwest Venture Partners. The funding will help World View accelerate work on its Stratollite system, a low-cost, balloon-borne platform that can provide satellite-type services. World View also says it executed a high-altitude balloon research mission for NASA Ames Research Center and Space Environment Technologies on Thursday. The mission focused on studying radiation levels at different altitudes.
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