In Washington D.C., at the AUVSI show, Titan Aerospace will be unveiling the SOLARA atmospheric satellite, a High Altitude Long Endurance solar atmospheric satellites capable of carrying telecom, reconnaissance, atmospheric sensors and other payloads. With its 164 ft / 50 m wingspan and thousands of high efficiency solar cells, the SOLARA is capable of staying aloft for months or years at a time at an altitude of 65,000 ft / 20 km. During the day, solar energy powers propulsion and payload and charges battery banks for use at night.
The SOLARA promises to open the door for stationing payloads near the edge of earth’s atmosphere. Unlike space satellites, the SOLARA is far less expensive to buy and launch, has a larger launch window, and most importantly, can easily be brought back for maintenance or payload upgrades. This allows the flexibility of flying different missions with the same serviceable airframe.
About Titan Aerospace
Founded in 2012, headquartered in Moriarty, NM, with presence in the Bay Area, New York, and Washington, DC, Titan Aerospace brings together a motivated group of aerospace, composites, electrical and mechanical engineers, solar power specialists, entrepreneurs and visionaries singularly committed to enabling the atmospheric satellite revolution.
Stephen R. (Ron) Olsen
A press conference will be held at AUVSI at the Walter E Washington Convention Center, Salon A, in D.C. at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, 8/14