Another British company has emerged on the increasingly competitive high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) market. Astigan Ltd. was quietly formed in 2014, and later became a joint venture of British cartography agency Ordnance Survey, which saw the potential of HAPS platforms to change the economics of data collection for mapping. In early February, Astigan became Britain’s fourth HAPS development company after Airbus, Ascenta and Prismatic. Astigan planning high-altitude flight ...


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