|The Technology: A Unique Delivery
Sky Station International
technology consists of an unmanned, lighter-than-air platform which can be maneuvered on a
guided path or held geostationary in the stratosphere.
The platform is an innovative delivery vehicle suitable for a variety of purposes from telecommunications to earth sciences applications.
Designed for a lifespan of 5-10 years, the platform is equipped with sufficient solar and fuel cell capacity to carry a payload of up to 1000Kg.
Earth Sciences Applications
Sky Station platforms represent the first permanent presence in the stratosphere. They are uniquely situated to provide in-situ measurement and monitoring of chemical composition and interaction of the stratosphere on a 24 hour, long duration basis. As this will be the first time the stratosphere will be monitored on a constant basis, Sky Station platforms will provide a new source of information which is expected to contribute greatly to our level of understanding of this unexplored zone. This will play a significant role in priority research in ozone monitoring and protection, climate change and weather patterns.
Sky Station is a proprietary mark of Sky Station International, Inc.