Stratobus™, the sentinel of the stratosphere

Airstar Aerospace is a partner of the Stratobus™ program, led by Thales Alenia Space.

Stratobus™ is an airship half-way between a drone and a satellite. It can be considered as a HAPS : High Altitude Pseudo Satellite.

Powered with solar energy and having clean energies on board, Stratobus™ will have a low carbon footprint.

As a multidisciplinary platform, Stratobus™ will complete complementary missions to those accomplished by a telecommunication or an Earth observation satellite. It will offer a localized coverage area:

  • Surveillance of borders or high-value sites
  • Security
  • Environmental monitoring
  • 4G and 5G telecommunication

Higly competitive product including a large number of innovations Stratobus™ stands out thanks to its continuous observation and its large payload capability.


Airstar Aerospace unique know-how for Stratobus™

Airstar Aerospace is in charge of designing and manufacturing the fully equipped envelope of Stratobus™.
For Stratobus™ we will use one the most powerful, lightweight and resistant fabric in the world.

Airstar Aerospace main strengths

  • 40 years experience in aerostats, and especially in stratospheric balloons
  • Expert in the assembly of films and hermetic fabrics
  • Extensive experience in large tailor-made projects
  • Millions of m² of balloons which were used with success by the CNES