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Stratellites are planned to remain on station for a year at a time and will cost a fifth as much as a comparable satellite.
Stratellites remain in national airspace and are therefore not subject to these licensing and technology requirements.
Overall, the idea of a Stratellite wireless network seem to be marketable in the sense that they would be more cost effective than satellites and cellular towers, and with the proper testing they potentially have the ability to turn the whole country in one giant hot spot.
www.cwsl.edu /main/printer.asp?body=/content/telecom/Severance_Pick_Paper.asp   (1677 words)

  
  Stratellite - a Whatis.com definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A Stratellite is a rigid framed airship that hovers in a fixed position in the lower stratosphere and carries one or more repeaters to create wireless communication networks.
Stratellites rely entirely upon solar photovoltaic (PV) thin film panels for propulsion, which makes them ideal for rapid deployment in areas with damaged or nonexistent energy infrastructures, such as battlefields or developing nations.
Tethered flights of a prototype Stratellite 125 feet in length are scheduled for late August of 2006 in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles.
whatis.techtarget.com /gDefinition/0,294236,sid40_gci873722,00.html   (531 words)

  
 nerdshit.com: Stratellite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A StratelliteĀ™ is a high-altitude airship that when in place in the stratosphere will provide a stationary platform for transmitting various types of wireless communications services currently transmitted from cell towers and satellites.
The Stratellites are unmanned airships and will be monitored from the Company’s Operation Centers on the ground.
A Stratellite will have a payload capacity of several thousand pounds and clear line-of-sight to approximately 300,000 square miles, an area roughly the size of Texas.
www.nerdshit.com /archive/2004/12/20/stratellite/index.html   (519 words)

  
 Sanswire - Delivering Tomorrow's Communications Networks Today
A Sanswire Stratellite™ is a specialized airship that is capable of carrying various payload with basic core mission of transmitting various types of wireless communications.
A Sanswire Stratellite™ is designed to operate at 65,000 feet and will integrate clean solar energy collection systems with advanced wireless communication and sensor systems to allow communities across the globe to rapidly deploy inexpensive, environmentally friendly infrastructure.
The potential of using a Sanswire Stratellite ™ High Altitude Airship that can provide a low cost communications and homeland security networks via high speed wireless connections is well recognized by both global and local leaders.
www.sanswire.com   (211 words)

  
 Stratellite
Following the successful test of the wireless communications capabilities of its Stratellite earlier this month, Sanswire plans to launch a high-altitude airship into the stratosphere by the end of January 2005.
The Stratellite will be launched multiple times and remain in one geostationary position within the stratosphere for days at a time while various test are carried out concerning the communication systems, antenna array, launching and retrieving the airship, environmental systems, airship navigation, and up/down link capabilities.
A Stratellite is similar to a satellite, but is stationed in the stratosphere rather than in orbit.
www.yenra.net /stratellite   (474 words)

  
 What is Stratellite? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: wifi blimp, robot blimp, wireless blanket, robotic ...
Each Stratellite would be capable of providing cellular telephone and Internet communications from an altitude of 13 miles.
Stratellites rely entirely upon solar photovoltaic (PV) thin film panels for propulsion, which makes them ideal for rapid deployment in areas with damaged or nonexistent energy infrastructures, such as battlefields or developing nations.
Tethered flights of a prototype Stratellite 125 feet in length are scheduled for late August of 2006 in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles.
searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid40_gci873722,00.html   (588 words)

  
 weaverluke: stratellite
A "Stratellite" would have advantages over a conventional satellite: "Existing satellites provide easy 'download' capabilities, but because of their high altitude are not practical for commercially viable 'two-way' high-speed data communication...
Once the National Wireless Broadband Network is completed, Sanswire will be able to provide voice, video, and broadband Internet access to all parts of the country." What's more, it should cost half as much as a satellite, according to The Economist: "a typical satellite [costs] at least $40m.
Stratellites, on the other hand, will cost about $20m each, and can be reused, says Mr Molen: after hovering for 18 months they are recovered for servicing and then relaunched."
www.i-together.net /weaverluke/2004/12/stratellite.html   (320 words)

  
 About The Stratellite - Main Page
A Sanswire Stratellite™ is a specialized airship capable of carrying various payloads transmitting various types of wireless communications.
Sanswire’s Stratellites are advanced rigid composite lighter-than-air vehicles representing an advanced breed of high-altitude airship.
Due to their operating altitudes of 12-13 miles from earth, as opposed to satellites that operate from a distant 22,000 miles away, Stratellites™ can provide a superior and fully reclaimable method for operating advanced wireless communications and monitoring services.
www.sanswire.com /stratellite.htm   (346 words)

  
 WRAL Local Tech Wire: business, technology, biotechnology, and venture capital news from across the southeastern region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
ATLANTA — The Stratellite, from Sanswire Technologies, is similar to a satellite, but is a high altitude airship stationed in the stratosphere rather than in orbit.
Each Stratellite, which looks like a large balloon, will be over two hundred feet in diameter, have a payload capacity of thousands of pounds and is powered by a series of solar powered electric motors.
Each Stratellite is designed to stay in one location, for up to 12 months, at which time, it would be replaced by a duplicate Stratellite, allowing a seamless exchange that will prevent outages to subscribers.
www.localtechwire.com /article.cfm?u=2706&k=04&l=22   (307 words)

  
 Circuit Breakers LAN - Stratellites
Each of the stratellites measure around 80 by 30 metres and has a coverage area of around 200 kilometres.
Johnson believes there is great potential for stratellites as a price-effective alternative to ADSL and other fixed line networks.
The first test stratellites in the US are due to be launched mid-year.
www.cblan.net /forums/printthread.php?t=1745   (1058 words)

  
 HardAvenue - Future Broadband: Page 4, Stratellite
Like Satellite technology, the concept of Stratellite Internet evolves around a broadband station in the sky with huge coverage capabilities, however unlike a Satellite, which is placed in orbit, a Stratellite in placed in the earth's Stratosphere, 13 miles above ground.
To put the potential of Stratellite in perspective, imagine if Satellite Internet was somehow, defying the laws of physics, incredibly responsive, in the range of 20-50ms in latency.
Sanswire, who are the leading force behind Stratellite's, suggest each air ship is designed to stay in its exact location for 12 months, after which it will then be replaced by another air ship.
www.hardavenue.com /reviews/futurebroadband4.shtml   (652 words)

  
 Stratellite - Wireless ISPs
The "Stratellite" is not a water vessel or an air vessel.An air vessel does not have to be in continous orbit eg:aircraft.
The stratellites are similar to satellites in concept, but they are stationed in the stratosphere like unmanned airships rather than being put in orbit.
But keeping 1 stratellite active, another in the air on hot standby and a third on the ground ready to launch at short notice, is much simpler and cheaper.
forums.whirlpool.net.au /forum-replies-archive.cfm/212069.html   (7749 words)

  
 Sanswire's First Stratelliteā„¢ Unveiled
Sanswire One, the first Stratellite, was unveiled Tuesday to over 300 people, including members of the media, personnel from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. and international commercial interests, as well as investors and shareholders.
The Stratellite is similar to a satellite in concept, but is stationed in the stratosphere rather than in orbit.
Sanswire needs to update their website on the Stratellite specs but they probably haven't because they are still changing things and so they probably figure there is no point since it will just keep changing until they get the test flights over with.
pesn.com /2005/04/16/6900084_Sanswire_One_Unveiled   (828 words)

  
 Stratellite first structural float test - gizmag Article
Advances in composite structures, photovoltaics, man-made fabrics, electric motors and energy storage technologies have propelled today’s stratellite far above the great, rigid airships of the early 20th century from which it is descendent, and have put the near-space altitude of 65,000 feet within reach.
The solar-powered Stratellite is an advanced rigid composite lighter-than-air vehicle designed to operate either as an unmanned autonomous or remotely piloted system at stratospheric altitudes in geostationary locations.
Due to their operating altitudes of 12-13 miles from earth, as opposed to satellites that operate from a distant 22,000 miles away, Stratellites can provide a superior and fully reclaimable method for operating advanced wireless communications and monitoring services.
www.gizmag.com /go/6358   (635 words)

  
 The Future of Broadband
To put the potential of Stratellite in perspective, imagine if satellite Internet somehow defied the laws of physics, was incredibly responsive, and sat in the range of 20-50ms in latency.
One has to wonder just how, exactly, a Stratellite will be able to give potentially millions of people high speed broadband and high bandwidth HDTV at the same time, not to mention how it plans on connecting to existing networks such as an Internet backbone or a mobile phone network with a fast enough link.
Sanswire, the leading force behind Stratellite, suggests each air ship is designed to stay in its exact location for 12 months, after which it will then be replaced by another air ship.
www.ugo.com /channels/tech/features/futureofbroadband/stratellite.asp   (681 words)

  
 Dataquest : Mobility : Coming Next: Hotzones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A Stratellite is a high-altitude airship that will provide a stationary platform for transmitting various types of wireless communications services.
The Stratellite is similar to a satellite in concept, but is stationed in the stratosphere (13 miles) rather than in orbit like satellites.
Each Stratellite, approximately 200 feet in length, will have a payload capacity of thousands of pounds and be powered by a series of solar powered hybrid electric motors and other regenerative fuel cell technologies.
www.dqindia.com /content/search/showarticle.asp?arid=65349&way=search   (644 words)

  
 VWN News: Robot Fast-Internet Airship Stratellite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This fleet of airships, called ‘Stratellites’ are intended to serve as low-cost satellites, flying at less than half the altitude, and staying in a fixed point in the sky at all times.
Each Stratellite is controlled by ground-based stations and relies on six GPS units coupled to the vehicle's electric motors to make sure it stays put.
Although each Stratellite is able to cover 300,000 square miles of ground, Sanswire plans to deploy one for every metropolitan area.
www.virtualworldlets.net /Archive/IndividualNews.php?NewsMenu=Yes&News=984   (362 words)

  
 Stratellite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stratellite is a brand name (Stratellite is a trademark of Sanswire Network, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of GlobeTel Communications Corp.) for a proposed high-altitude stratospheric airship that would provide a stationary communications platform for various types of wireless signals currently carried by communications towers or satellites.
The word Stratellite is a trademark of Sanswire Network, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of GlobeTel Communications Corp. Formerly (AMEX:GTE) as of October 11, 2006 (GTEM.PK)[1] The company held a summit in January 2005 to discuss commercial, international and military opportunities.
The company currently developing the Stratellite, Globetel was DELISTED from the American Stock Exchange on October 10th, 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stratellite   (909 words)

  
 stratellite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Made of Space age Materials and powered by solar powered electrical engines, each Stratellite will reach its final altitude by utilizing proprietary lifting gas technology.
The Stratellite is similar to a satellite in concept, but is stationed in the stratosphere rather than in orbit.
Once the US National Wireless Broadband Network is completed, Sanswire will be able to provide voice, video, and broadband Internet access to all parts of the country.
groups.msn.com /stratellite/stratellite.msnw   (634 words)

  
 The Southern Aviator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Stratellite will have a payload capacity of several thousand pounds and clear line-of-sight to approximately 300,000 square miles.
The cost of the Stratellite is about $30 million, compared to about $250 million for a satellite.
Company officials point out that the Stratellite can self-launch, while a satellite must be put into orbit via a rocket.
www.southern-aviator.com /editorial/articledetail.lasso?-token.key=11622&-token.src=index&-nothing   (366 words)

  
 dailywireless.org - Stratellite Sold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Made of "Spectra" and using technology patented by 21st Century Airships, each Stratellite will be held stationary in the stratosphere and remotely controlled from tracking stations on the ground.
Each Stratellite is designed to stay in one location for up to 12 months, at which time it would be replaced by a duplicate Stratellite, allowing the original airship to be brought back to earth for servicing and communication upgrades.
The two hundred foot Stratellites have a payload capacity of thousands of pounds, and would be powered by a series of solar powered hybrid electric motors and other regenerative fuel cell technologies for stationkeeping.
dailywireless.org /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2202   (356 words)

  
 Frontier Channel - Stratellite Unveiled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One robotic stratellite will float high above a city and offer a wireless broadband and cellular footprint the size of the Texas.
Stratellites will be rotated every few months for maintenance.
The image currently available from Sanswire Networks is concept art for the stratellite.
www.frontierchannel.com /200504/20050413_stratellite_unveiled.htm   (129 words)

  
 Wi-Fi gets high
March 25, 2005, is the scheduled launch date for the prototype “Stratellite,” a high-altitude airship designed to hover in Earth's stratosphere and provide a stationary platform for transmitting various types of wireless communications services over an area up to 300,000 miles.
Three onboard flight computers enable the Stratellite to fly virtually independently, although it can also be monitored and commanded from the ground, according to Sanswire.
It is not the Hardy Boys, pure gee-whiz allure of the Stratellite, however, that merits the attention of the trucking industry.
fleetowner.com /mag/fleet_wifi_gets_high/index.html   (548 words)

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