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AeroVironment successfully completes Sunglider flight test

October 8th, 2020 by

AeroVironment, Inc. announced the Sunglider solar-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) achieved key test milestones, including reaching an altitude of more than 60,000 feet above sea level and successfully demonstrating mobile broadband communication.

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Telecom, technology, aviation companies create HAPS Alliance

February 26th, 2020 by

A group of companies recently announced that they are forming the HAPS Alliance, an association of world-leading telecommunications, technology, aviation, and aerospace companies that are united in promoting the use of high altitude vehicles in the Earth’s stratosphere.

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Contract signed for Stratobus type platform

January 8th, 2020 by

Thales Alenia Space to carry out a concept study concerning intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications using a Stratobus type platform to meet French army operational needs. Thales Alenia Space’s Stratobus is an autonomous stratospheric airship in the HAPS [High Altitude Platform System] category, operating from an altitude of 20 kilometers.

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World View Stratollite mission reaches key milestone

October 1st, 2019 by

World View announced it has reached an important milestone representing a key step towards the productisation of persistent and navigational stratospheric flight. After achieving the goal of more than 30 days aloft with full navigational control, the Stratollite completed its 32-day mission over the weekend showcasing its enhanced long-duration flight capability.

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TAS validates solar array technology for Stratobus

October 16th, 2018 by

Thales Alenia Space announced the successful completion of static mechanical validation tests of the first full-scale photovoltaic modules specially designed for its Stratobus autonomous stratospheric airship.

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Airbus successfully tests stratospheric 4G/5G

September 25th, 2018 by

Airbus has successfully tested stratospheric 4G/5G defence applications with a high-altitude balloon demonstration. The technology tested, an Airbus LTE AirNode, represents a key part of Airbus’ secure networked airborne military communications project, Network for the Sky (NFTS).

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