AeroVironment, SoftBank Form Solar Stratospheric UAV Venture

Credit: Pathfinder Plus: NASA
Fifteen years after it first tried to establish solar-powered unmanned aircraft as high-flying cell towers, AeroVironment has formed a joint venture with Japanese telecommunications provider SoftBank to develop “high-altitude pseudo-satellites,” or HAPS. The venture, Japan-based HAPSMobile, is 95%...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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