As a spin-off from Delft University of Technology, we are developing unmanned aircraft for quasi-stationary atmospheric missions. Our aircraft concept is a flying wing in box configuration, equipped with a solar electric propulsion system. The structural design is derived from a research project, which has been running at the department of Structural Integrity and Composites, inside the TU Delft, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
The need for sustainable, CO2-emission free transportation is more urgent than ever. Replacing rocket launched satellites by emission free unmanned aircraft, is a leap towards this goal. We aim to replace conventional space satellites by solar-powered atmospheric unmanned aircrafts with zero greenhouse gas emissions and with drastically lowered resource consumption. The aircraft would not only greatly reduce manufacturing and launching costs, but also help our society to understand the importance of efficiency and sustainability in aviation: to create a greener future.
The primary market for high-altitude pseudo-satellites (HAPS) is earth observation, surveillance, atmospheric science and telecommunications. Our product is therefore mainly aimed at national authorities, research institutions and providers of telecommunications.
To perform better at a greatly reduced cost – both financially and environmentally – compared to coventional satellites