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Advanced platforms

Intelligent systems take our low cost high-altitude balloon platforms to a new level of capability for advanced applications.

Extended flights and navigation

Extending the flight time of small latex balloons up to several hours can be achieved by controlled gas venting, providing a 'floating' platform below burst altitude, avoiding the added cost and complexity of superpressure or zero-pressure balloons.

Coarse navigation and station-keeping is also possible via cycles of venting and ballast ejection, allowing our balloons to dwell over areas of interest.

High-altitude balloon flight path prediction
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Stabilisation and pointing

Upper-level winds can produce unwanted payload motion. This can be remedied with passive or active stabilisation systems for the gondola or payload.

At SuperSky Engineering we understand the need for gondola stabilisation in a range of applications, including camera and antenna pointing.

Autonomous high-altitude platforms

Our high-altitude balloon platforms can operate as autonomous 'aerobots', enabling constellations of High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) with added benefits for civil and defence applications, such as:

  • constant observations

  • increased ground coverage

  • reliability through redundancy

  • robust wireless mesh networks

High-altitude balloon flight simulations