Thursday, 18 February 2016

UK orders two Airbus Zephyr 8s solar-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellite craft

Airbus Defence and Space has won an order from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the manufacture and operation of two solar-powered Zephyr 8 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) craft. Flying at some 65,000ft, the ultra-lightweight Zephyr 8 is uniquely capable of providing persistent surveillance over land or sea, and hosting communications links, over the same area for months at a time without landing. 
Airbus Zephyr 8s HAPS 
(Credit: Airbus Group)
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