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Zephyr, the High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite

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Zephyr is a High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) that fills a capability gap between satellites and UAVs:

  • runs exclusively on solar power
  • flies above the weather and above commercial air traffic.

Replacing one conventional UAV with just one Zephyr  would save 2,000 tons of fuel each year.

 

The Zephyr family

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Zephyr S
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Zephyr T

Airbus have two vauseriants of the Zephyr designed to accommodate a variety of payload capacities.

Zephyr S is the name of the production variant of the Zephyr 8 vehicle.

The larger size of the Zephyr T (Twin) vehicle enables it to accommodate payloads with masses up to 20kg and continuous power in excess of 300W. A key feature of the Zephyr family is that they share common avionics, software, power flosystems, propulsion design and command and control and aero-structural design and elements. This means that production of the larger vehicle follows closely on the success of the Zephyr S.

 


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Use Zephyr S for:

  • Maritime & Border surveillance
  • Environmental surveillance
  • In-theatre C4ISTAR relay
  • Missile detection
  • Navigation
  • SIGINT
  • Ad-hoc communication bandwith
  • Continuous imagery
  • Many further …

More information on Zephyr S

 

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Latest news about Zephyr

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