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Hispasat, Thales Alenia Space team up on stratospheric balloon demo

September 11th, 2018 by

Hispasat and Thales Alenia Space announced that they are jointly preparing a stratospheric balloon demonstration for 4G/5G telecom applications.

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Zephyr pseudo-satellite flies for longer than any other aircraft

August 8th, 2018 by

Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of its first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, the new Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite). After taking off on 11 July in Arizona, USA, Zephyr S logged a maiden flight of over 25 days, the longest duration flight ever made.

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NASA awards startup License to FABAEARTH for high-speed communications

July 26th, 2018 by

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has awarded a startup license to FABAEARTH, a California-based startup, for radio frequency and advanced communications technologies.

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Thales Alenia Space and SwRI sign MOU to cooperate on Stratobus

July 9th, 2018 by

Thales Alenia Space and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-operate in the development of Stratobus.

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Russia’s Sova ‘atmospheric satellite’ starts flight tests

July 5th, 2017 by

The first Russian atmospheric platform dubbed “Sova” (Owl) with a high-aspect ratio flexible wing began flight tests at an altitude of 49,000-65,000 feet [14.7-19.5 km], an official with the Advanced Research Fund was quoted as saying.

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World View, Ball Aerospace demo remote sensing from Stratollite

February 24th, 2017 by

World View and Ball Aerospace successfully completed a Stratollite mission earlier this month, demonstrating early capabilities for remote sensing applications from the stratosphere, nearly 70,000 feet (21 km) above Earth.

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