THE STRATOSPHERIC AGE HAS BEGUN
AALTO’s Zephyr, the most persistent fixed-wing High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) on the planet, is leading the world into The Stratospheric Age.
This is an age of unparalleled connectivity delivered direct-to-device, and capable of bridging the vast digital divide hampering mobile connectivity access for billions of people worldwide.
An age of enhanced and persistent Earth observation with a 18cm ground sampling distance quality, near-real-time video and imagery from the stratosphere—day and night.
An age in which connecting anything, anywhere; on the ground, in the air, or at sea is a given, and access to the internet is unhindered by challenging terrain or lack of ground infrastructure.
An age of versatile new solutions for governments to address old challenges in fresh, pioneering ways.
An age where all of this can be done with a green technology, demonstrating the utmost respect for the future and health of the planet and our future generations.
Flexible, scalable, and adaptable. Zephyr makes this new and exciting age real, not just for some, but for everyone.
DIRECT-TO-DEVICE, LOW LATENCY, 5G NON-TERRESTRIAL MOBILE CONNECTIVITY
Zephyr enables a new frontier in telecoms: the stratosphere. In this orbit, Zephyr’s services and solutions offer multiple technological and economic advantages over legacy terrestrial and non-terrestrial solutions.
Zephyr has a coverage of 7,500 square kilometres, which is the equivalent of up to 250 towers on the ground. In areas of lower population densities or difficult terrain, Zephyr acts as a terrestrial tower in the sky, seamlessly integrating into mobile operators’ networks, becoming the right technical and economic solution to expand their edge of coverage.
For the first time, MNOs can expand the edge of their networks to rural and remote areas, improve their quality of service, increase their subscriber base, and reduce churn, all whilst generating healthy profits.
A NEW, STRATOSPHERIC LAYER OF BESPOKE GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS
The flexibility, scalability and adaptability offered by Zephyr enables government customers to benefit from bespoke solutions to equip government agencies with a mix of pioneering Earth observation and connectivity capabilities.
Whether a dedicated connectivity or Earth observation service, or a mix of both using multiple aircraft, Zephyr’s stratospheric capabilities are well-suited to be used for wildfire prevention and mitigation, monitoring and protecting vulnerable natural areas, disaster relief operations, border control, maritime surveillance, and various defence applications; whether providing reliable, secure communication or offering persistent operations overwatch.
FLEXIBLE CAPABLE CONNECTIVITY TO ANY MOVING PLATFORM
With Zephyr, connectivity knows no barriers. In the Zephyr-driven ‘Stratospheric Age’, you can connect on land, at sea and in the air regardless of terrain or lack of infrastructure.
Be it to cars, eVTOLs, drones, boats, cruise ships, or trains, Zephyr can provide flexibility and dynamic coverage, with ample bandwidth and an ability to scale on demand, and all of that with unprecedented economics. Zephyr can complement or replace non-terrestrial networks, and can bring the unique capability of connecting to mobile platforms without the need for expensive and large satellite dishes.
EMISSIONLESS FLIGHT. UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES.
Zephyr is built to realise not only the highest ambitions for global connectivity but also to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the highest hopes for safeguarding our future.
Flying in the stratosphere, Zephyr relies on solar energy, not fossil fuel, and with secondary batteries charged in daylight to power overnight flight, Zephyr’s flight time is 100% emissionless.
With a combined hundreds of years of experience at Airbus and other prominent market-leading companies specialising in aircraft design, avionics systems, telecommunications, non-terrestrial networks, and in building service businesses, the Team at AALTO is driven by a purpose to save and improve lives, whilst respecting the health and future of the planet.