Airbus: Zephyr Project - Pioneering the Stratosphere
Airbus Zephyr Project
Speaker: Thomas Pfisher, Director of Space & New Business at Airbus Australasia.
Zephyr is the world’s leading, solar-electric, stratospheric Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
It will revolutionise defence, humanitarian and environmental missions all over the world The first unmanned aircraft of its kind to fly in the stratosphere, Zephyr harnesses the sun’s rays, running exclusively on solar power, above the weather and conventional air traffic.
It is a HAPS: a High Altitude Pseudo Satellite, able to fly for months at a time, combining the persistence of a satellite with the flexibility of a UAV.