High Altitude Pseudo Satellites

HAPS is considered by ESA and industry as the ‘missing link’ between drones flying close to Earth’s surface and satellites orbiting in space.

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There are many potential applications of HAPS, mainly derived from the communications and remote sensing capabilities, among them we find:

- Smart Agriculture
- Fire detection
- Environment control

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Earth observation

Telecomunications

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- Emergency communications (disasters)
- Eliminate communication “dark areas” in maritime and airplanes routes
- Support to smart applications

Surveillance

- Border control
- Illegal fishing
- Oil spills

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Capabilities and benefits

Ability to fly over areas of interest on request, worldwide, all year round.

Possibility to recover, maintain, update and change payload and instruments.

Ability to provide real-time information and images.

Flight duration

up to 48h

Cruise altitudes

14 - 37 km

Payload

<500Kg

Versatile HAPS platform that can be easily adapted and changed for each mission.

Low cost, safe and controlled solution with a fast and easy implementation on the area of interest