PRIMARY LIFT AEROSTATS

HELIUM

ILLUSTRATED SIZE PROFILE AS INFLATED AT 60,000 FEET

HYDROGEN

ILLUSTRATED SIZE PROFILE AS UNINFLATED AT SEA LEVEL

91.5 m

HOT AIR

CONSISTENT SIZE PROFILE THROUGHOUT MISSION

48.75 m

AEROSTAT CHARACTERISTICS

VEHICLE
HOT AIR
HELIUM
HYDROGEN
MATERIAL
STABILITY
LOITER TIME
LIFE CYCLE
ripstop nylon
polyethylene
polyethyene
highly stable
inert gas
highly reactive
*
200+ missions
14+ days
single use
8 days
single use
PRIMARY MISSION
rocket launch | module payload
extended loiter operations
defense and emergency operations
*
Hours to weeks depending on payload.  Infinite loiter time with proprietary in-flight drone refueling.