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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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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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