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Titan Aerospace - Solar Atmospheric Satellites
Facebook tried to buy this company and reserving exclusive production for over 1100 comm relay aircraft for the initiative. But Google bought them out instead (for project Loon, a competing initiative?
google  ProjectLoon  Facebook  titan  HALE  solar  PV  electric  UAV  drone  aircraft  aviation  technology  research  high  altitude  surveillance  hardware  endurance  long  duration  flight  sensor  communications  relay  platform  Delicious 
september 2013 by asteroza
sand-uav.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Sandia did a new study for persistent UAV's using unusual configurations for power and propulsion, effectively turning them into low altitude satellites. Which shortens to "Hey, what if we stick an RTG into a medium sized UAV that is really lightweight?" and other neat ideas. RTG sensor blimps might be interesting. Would like to see full report details though...
Sandia  airborne  nuclear  power  RTG  UAV  HALE  propulsion  research  sensorcraft  technology  aviation  aerospace  aircraft  airplane  long  endurance  high  altitude  northrop  Delicious 
march 2012 by asteroza

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