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This drone can deliver the internet from the edge of space

The Airbus Zephyr S high-altitude drone could deliver internet access, or carry out surveillance projects.
By Steve Ranger, Global News Director
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The Zephyr S UAV

This is the Zephyr S, a solar-powered autonomous drone built by Airbus.

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Stratospheric

The Zephyr S has a wingspan of 25 meters and is designed to operate in the stratosphere, at an average altitude of 21km.

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Zephyr S use cases

Uses for the Zephyr S include surveillance and reconnaissance, or providing internet access to remote regions.

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100-day missions

Eventually Airbus wants the drone to fly for 100 days without landing, powered by its solar array. Airbus has opened a production line for the drone in Farnborough.

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