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New German Airship to go to 70,000 feet, Hardly JPA though!

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:41 am
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Post New German Airship to go to 70,000 feet, Hardly JPA though!   Posted on: Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:41 am
From the Airship Z-Prize

"A German-American venture says it is now days from the maiden flight of its 111-foot long, tadpole-esque "segmented" drone airship.

The STS-111 "Stratellite", produced by Sanswire of Florida and TAO Technologies GmbH of Stuttgart, has now been assembled at the firm's German test centre. According to a Sanswire-TAO announcement issued yesterday, "the first flight of the full scale STS-111 is expected to take place at the end of August"...


"...The STS-111 is an interim, medium altitude ship intended as a stepping stone towards a more capable stratospheric craft to follow. This would lurk for long periods in the "wind bucket" found between 65 and 70,000 feet"

Here is a test video,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mpKd0j5 ... r_embedded
(Warning, it looks like a 40ft Sperm)

Pretty interesting though as far as airships go!, 70,000 feet wow!

Bit more info Here

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Post Re: New German Airship to go to 70,000 feet, Hardly JPA though!   Posted on: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:09 pm
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