Internet for Everyone, Internet at Everywhere: Stratellite ~ A halfway between a drone and a satellite

June 28, 2020


Yes! You read that correct. It's not a spelling mistake :3

Stratellites are High Altitude Airships employed, similar to satellites, for remote-sensing, navigation and communications. Instead of being stationed in a space orbit, Stratellites are positioned in the stratosphere at at a height of approximately 13miles above the Earth.This altitude places the airships above both commercial air traffic and weather effects but significantly lower than standard low earth orbits. Existing satellites provide easy download capabilities but because of their high altitude are not practical or commercially viable for a two-way high-speed data communication. Stratellites allow subscribers two-way communication facility using readily available wireless technology. It means that subscribers can send and receive information like the current broadband internet system but without the wires, cables and cellular towers.

The First Sratellite

Sanswire developed the first stratellite for a future emissions-free, high-altitude stratospheric airship that provides a stationary communications platform for various types of wireless signals usually carried by communications towers or satellites . The Stratellite is a concept that has undergone several years of research and development, and is not yet commercially available; Sanswire, with its partner TAO Technologies, anticipates its current testing sequence to include the launch of a Stratellite into the stratosphere .


Once a Stratellite network is in place, it will provide a national broadband wireless network that will provide voice, video, and broadband internet access to all parts of the country. By linking several Stratellites together they can provide a wireless broadband network that will cover thousands of miles. With a Stratellite network, subscribers will be able to sit in their homes and be connected on their laptops to the internet at high speed. If subscribers need to go to the office, across town, or even to another city, they can close their laptop and take off, reopening the laptop at their new destination and still be connected to the internet. This would allow subscribers the ease of not having to find local access numbers, tie up phone lines, deal with modem hassles, and more importantly, slow speeds. In addition to internet use, “proposed telecommunications uses include cellular, 3G/4G mobile, MMDS, fixed wireless telephony, HDTV, real-time surveillance and others.




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