The race to provide overhead-based internet and telecommunications connectivity is getting hot with SpaceX and OneWeb testing satellites in low Earth orbit and Amazon seeking Federal Communications Commission approval for more. At the same time, companies such as AeroVironment are working on high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) aircraft prototypes ahead of the budding 5G market. So what happened to aircraft-based connectivity upstarts from a few years ago like Simi Valley, California-based ...

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