Defence

Zephyr, the High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite, is taking off

Summary

 

  • The British Ministry of Defence has bought lately two of Airbus Defence and Space’s Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites.

 

The British Ministry of Defence has bought lately two of Airbus Defence and Space’s Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites.

The Zephyr team of Airbus Defence and Space in Farnborough (UK) is very busy. The maiden flights of the two High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) just procured by the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) are scheduled for 2017. “The design is an evolution of our capabilities demonstrator Zephyr 7,” says Paul Stevens, System Design Authority for Zephyr 8, which is the product name for the capability procured by the MoD.