Transforming ISR through High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPs)

As we journey into an era of rapidly advancing technology, the future of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) lies in exploring novel approaches that can provide greater accuracy, extensive coverage, and real-time data. For applications such as climate change (i.e., disaster management (i.e., fire, floods, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, etc.), and reconnaissance (i.e., battlefield coverage, front-lines.

HAPS: Closing Future Broadband Coverage Gaps?

In the digital age, fair access to dependable broadband services remains a pressing concern, particularly in rural and low-density areas. High-Altitude Platforms (HAPs) appear as a potential options as telecom providers attempt to overcome the digital divide. But how should these businesses choose which solution is the best? NSR’s High Altitude Platform, 5th Edition report.

Infrastructure in the Stratosphere

Several programs from the last two decades alone promised the use of stratospheric platforms for comms and observation, most of which fell through in the end. However, recent investments and subsequent mission successes from commercial players such as Alphabet and Airbus have injected a fresh wave of hope.