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
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.
Use Zephyr S for:
- Maritime & Border surveillance
- Environmental surveillance
- In-theatre C4ISTAR relay
- Missile detection
- Ad-hoc communication bandwith
- Continuous imagery
- Many further …
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