langue en THALES GROUP - 18/03/2014

StratoBus - halfway between a drone and a satellite

The StratoBus project may immediately call to mind Google's Project Loon.

But the advantage of StratoBus is that it offers long endurance and complete autonomy from a fixed position, while the high-altitude balloons in Loon move around the Earth and will offer only limited autonomy.

StratoBus, a surprising vehicle halfway between a drone and a satellite, will be able to carry out a wide range of missions, including observation, security, telecommunications, broadcasting and navigation... and it offers a lifespan of five year.