Tag: Satellites

Commercial Aircraft to Replace Current Satellites

Reading Time: 4 minutes A more connected world makes the globe shrink. Increasingly people are gaining internet access at an exponential rate, and it is changing the way of life. Our devices are becoming progressively more connected through the IoT (Internet of things). But this is not some advanced technology that will affect only the first world. Internet access […]

Zephyr S Set to Break Aircraft World Endurance Record

Reading Time: 1 minute Zephyr S, Airbus’ High-Altitude-Pseudo-Satellite, has surpassed the current flight endurance record of an aircraft without refueling of 14 days, 22 minutes and 8 seconds and continues to pioneer the stratosphere. Airbus Zephyr is solar-powered aircraft, providing a wide scope of applications, ranging for example from maritime surveillance and services, border patrol missions, communications, forest fire […]

New Airborne Technologies Promise to Better Link Planes & Satellites

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hawaiian Airlines and FedEx Corp. are trying novel airborne technologies that promise to cut the cost, reduce the weight and exponentially increase the capacity of communication systems connecting aircraft with satellites. But the moves also raise cybersecurity issues, because experts say such links eventually could blur longstanding distinctions between the way information is sent to […]