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Airbus Zephyr S completes test season

October 11th, 2021 by

The Airbus Zephyr S completed a successful 2021 test flight campaign in the United States. The final Airbus solar-powered High Altitude Platform System (HAPS) flight touched down on 13 September in Arizona, USA, ending the most ambitious and successful Zephyr flight campaign to date.

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Stratobus stratospheric airship passes a new development milestone

September 23rd, 2021 by

Thales Alenia Space has carried out a demonstration flight designed to validate the emergency recovery system for the Stratobus stratospheric airship, as part of the European Commission’s HEMERA 2020 project.

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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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