Airbus Zephyr Base Opened In Western Australia

MICHAEL BLOCH | December 6, 2018

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The world’s first operations base for Airbus’s Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has been officially established at Wyndham Airfield in Western Australia. The Zephyr is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that operates at an altitude of 20,000 meters, above clouds, air traffic, and turbulence. The UAV’s solar cells combined with its lithium-ion batteries enable the Zephyr to potentially remain aloft for months.

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