Media Coverage

Solar-Powered Planes Take Flight
June 10, 2024 – The Wall Street Journal

NTT DOCOMO and Space Compass partners with Airbus on HAPS, committing to a USD$100 million investment in AALTO
June 3, 2024 – AALTO

Aerostar: 500 Days in the Stratosphere and Counting!
April 25, 2024 – Aerostar

Aerostar International Announces Acquisition of Near Space Corporation
March 25, 2024 – Aerostar

NASA Advanced Air Mobility Partnerships
March 20, 2024 – NASA

Aerostar is one of 15 companies NASA selected to provide flight and payload integration services. Taking science to the stratosphere!
March 5, 2024 – Aerostar (Aerostar International LLC)

Stratodynamics joins HAPS Alliance
February 21, 2024 – Aerospace Testing International

Stratodynamics joins the HAPS Alliance
February 20, 2024 – Stratodynamics

HAPS Alliance Publishes White Paper on Regulatory Challenges for High Altitude Operations
February 9, 2024 – Inside Unmanned Systems

At MWC Barcelona, HAPS Alliance to Present on the Economic Potential of the Stratosphere
February 6, 2024 – Yahoo! Finance

SoftBank Corp. Leads Global Efforts to Expand Spectrum Crucial to HAPS Services of the Future
January 30, 2024 – sUAS News

AEROSTAR HARNESSING HYDROGEN FOR NEAR-SPACE FLIGHT
January 25, 2024 – AEROSTAR

Bianor Services Joins The HAPS Alliance
January 10, 2024 – Bianor

HAPS – Steady progress towards commercial service
January 8, 2024 – Capacity

Space Compass, NTT DOCOMO, NTT and SKY Perfect JSAT to Develop Direct-to-Device Service via Space-based Non-terrestrial Network
December 27, 2023 – SKY Perfect JSAT Group

Scepter Taps Stratospheric Technology and Capabilities to Address Methane Emissions
December 20, 2023 – Scepter, Inc.

SoftBank Corp.’s HAPS Technologies Showcased at UN-hosted Internet Governance Forum Kyoto 2023
December 12, 2023 – SoftBank News

Multiplier Profile: Stratotegic Inc., Connecting the world through nonparametric learning
November 15, 2023 – Fields Notes

SoftBank Corp.’s HAPS Research Proposals Selected by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan for Beyond 5G R&D Promotion Programs
November 10, 2023 – sUAS News

SoftBank Corp.’s HAPS Research Proposals Selected by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan for Beyond 5G R&D Promotion Programs
November 6, 2023 – SoftBank

SoftBank Corp.’s “HAPS Radiowave Propagation Prediction Method for Design of Systems” Adopted as Global Standard by ITU-R
October 26, 2023 – SoftBank

Rwanda, SoftBank claim 5G HAPS stratosphere first
October 17, 2023 – Mobile World Live

Unlocking the Stratosphere (registration free but required)
September 20, 2023 – Air Traffic Management Magazine

Development Steps of HAPS Aircraft: Flight Test of Sub-scale Model Aircraft
August 10, 2023 – SoftBank

BAE Systems’ HAPS UAS successfully completes stratospheric flight
July 16, 2023 – SatNews

Drones Reach Stratospheric Heights in Race to Fly Higher, Longer
July 14, 2023 – The Wall Street Journal

AALTO HAPS and Paradise Mobile, the Bermuda-based Mobile Network Operator, Sign a Strategic Agreement to Develop Stratospheric Connectivity Solutions
July 3, 2023 – AALTO HAPS

SoftBank Corp. and Nidec Jointly Develop Light-weight, High-efficiency and High-reliability Motor for High Altitude Platform Stations
June 27, 2023 – HAPS Mobile

Exploring New Technological Frontiers with Stratospheric Motors
June 27, 2023 – SoftBank

Sceye CEO talks latest test flight, company’s plans in New Mexico
May 19, 2023 – NEWMEXICOINNO

The next frontier: Stratospheric balloons reach new heights in U.S. only months after crisis with China
May 8, 2023 – CBS News

High Altitude Long Endurance (Pseudo Satellite) Market to Get an Outstanding Growth by 2023 and 2031
May 3, 2023 – Digital Journal

MNO Industry Leader Hassan Kabbani Joins AALTO HAPS to Lead Its Commercial Operations
April 26, 2023 – AALTO HAPS

AALTO HAPS and Space Compass Strengthen Strategic HAPS Partnership by Signing Contract for 2023 Flight
April 24, 2023 – AALTO HAPS

#TBT: Pandemic 5G impacts expected; Nvidia acquires Mellanox; High hopes for HAPS … this week in 2020
April 20, 2023 – RCR Wireless News

Foreword from the Secretary of State
April 11, 2023 – GOV.UK

Is the stratosphere up for a gold rush?
April 6, 2023 – Aljazeera

Is the Stratosphere Up for a Gold Rush?
April 6, 2023 – Al Jazeera

4G/5G Rural Coverage Could Get Boost as BT Eyes HAPS Deployment
March 30, 2023 – IoT Insider

MWC23 Barcelona – Smart Mobility Summit Catch Up: Reach for the Impossible
March 21, 2023 – GSMA

SoftBank Corp. Develops Battery Pack with Next-generation Lithium-metal Battery Cells and Successfully Demonstrates Operation in the Stratosphere
March 16, 2023 – HAPS Mobile

Dhruva Space and Kinéis partner to establish Space assets and offer satellite-based services
March 16, 2023 – Dhruva Space

SoftBank Corp. Develops Battery Pack with Next-generation Lithium-metal Battery Cells and Successfully Demonstrates Operation in the Stratosphere
March 16, 2023 – SoftBank

Drones and telecom – observations from MWC23
March 14, 2023 – Air Traffic Management

Kea Atmos Mk1 Stratospheric Aircraft Takes Flight
March 9, 2023 – Kea Aerospace

Deutsche Telekom and European Space Agency strive for maximum resilience
February 27, 2023 – Telekom

Deutsche Telekom and European Space Agency Strive for Maximum Resilience
February 27, 2023 – Telekom

IoT innovation: Leading companies in solar-powered UAVs for the aerospace and defence industry
February 15, 2023 – Airforce Technology

STRATOSPHERIC PLATFORMS RECEIVES INVESTMENT FROM PT PROFESIONAL TELEKOMUNIKASI INDONESIA
January 31, 2023 – STRATOSPHERIC PLATFORMS

High-flying towers reach new development heights
January 31, 2023 – Telco Titans

STRATOSPHERIC PLATFORMS RECEIVES INVESTMENT FROM PT PROFESIONAL TELEKOMUNIKASI INDONESIA
January 31, 2023 – SPL

BT Group and SPL look to the stratosphere to deliver 4G and 5G coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the UK
January 30, 2023 – BT

BT Group and SPL look to the stratosphere to deliver 4G and 5G coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the UK
January 30, 2023 – SPL

Airbus to spin out pioneering solar-powered drone programme
January 26, 2023 – Financial Times

Airbus to spin out pioneering solar-powered drone programme
January 22, 2023 – Financial Times

Airbus readies high-flying Zephyr for 2024 service launch
January 6, 2023 – Flight Global

Advances in Unmanned Aircraft Technology Webinar
January 6, 2023 – SAE International

32 Companies and Organizations from 10 Countries Attend HAPS Alliance’s First In-person Meeting to Further Foster an Ecosystem that Connects the Unconnected
December 21, 2022 – Softbank

CBS News: Floating an idea to improve internet connections
December 10, 2022 – Sceye

SoftBank Corp. and HAPSMobile Develop Radiowave Propagation Simulator for HAPS Based on ITU-R Global Standard
November 9, 2022 – SoftBank

Airbus partners with Space Compass to serve the Japanese market with mobile connectivity and earth observation solutions
November 7, 2022 – Airbus

Connecting the World From the Skies: A Smarter Connected World
November 4, 2022 – Telecom Review

High Altitude Platform Stations can bridge the digital divide, globally. What’s missing?
November 1, 2022 – Access Partnership

Airbus and Salam join forces for High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) connectivity services
October 24, 2022 – AIRBUS

UAVOS Successfully Completes Next ApusDuo Solar HAPS Test Flight
September 27, 2022 – UAVOS

UAVOS Successfully Completes Next ApusDuo Solar HAPS Test Flight
September 27, 2022 – sUAS News

HAPS ApusDuo test flight
September 26, 2022 – YouTube

Not Grounded, In Reality. Open RAN & NTN Take Off As 6G Develops
September 12, 2022 – 6G World

Media Release: New Zealand Stratospheric Aircraft Design Unveiled
September 7, 2022 – Kea Aerospace

Forest Service testing special balloons in Northwest to monitor big wildfires
August 21, 2022 – OPB

Stratospheric balloons to help wildland firefighters
August 19, 2022 – News Center 1

NASA seeking student experiments to soar in second TechRise challenge
August 19, 2022 – Aerotech News

Mapping wildfires from 70,000 feet
August 18, 2022 – Wildfire Today

Airbus to deliver connectivity services using its leading Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS)
July 18, 2022 – Airbus

Airbus Launches Business to Commercialize HAPS, Led by Samer Halawi
July 18, 2022 – Via Satellite

Sky-high potential for autonomous aerial vehicles that fly in the stratosphere continues to drive investment despite technological hurdles, says GlobalData
July 15, 2022 – Global Data

SoftBank and Smart Africa to Provide Affordable Broadband Solutions in Africa
July 6, 2022 – Innovation Village

Kea Aerospace Joins The HAPS Alliance
June 28, 2022 – Kea Aerospace

SoftBank Corp. Successfully Tests High-altitude Tethered Balloon Base Station System that Utilizes Footprint Fixation Technology
June 22, 2022 – HAPS Mobile

Company tests high-altitude airship over New Mexico desert
June 14, 2022 – LMT Online

Sceye leaders discuss growth, expected launch
June 7, 2022 – Roswell Daily Record

Higher Airspace Operations
June 2, 2022 – The Journal of Air Traffic Control

SoftBank Corp.’s HAPSMobile and Lendlease to Study Business Potential of HAPS in Australia
May 10, 2022 – SoftBank News

SoftBank partners with Lendlease for HAPS JV in Australia
May 10, 2022 – Data Center Dynamics

Second annual member meeting spotlights HAPS Alliance’s path forward
May 3, 2022 – Unmanned Airspace

NTT and SKY Perfect JSAT Agree to Establish Space Compass Corporation
April 26, 2022 – SKY Perfect JSAT Group

Raven Provides Cellular Connectivity from the Stratosphere Via Thunderhead Balloon System
April 21, 2022 – Business Wire

Nokia Taps Ken Riordan to Lead Government Communications Business
April 19, 2022 – Executive Gov

HAPS Alliance White Paper describes collaborative traffic management for autonomous high altitude operations
April 13, 2022 – Unmanned Airspace

HAPS Alliance White Paper Offers Guidance on Safe, Efficient and Scalable Fleet Operations
April 12, 2022 – Space News

Softbank: High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) for 4G, 5G, Broadband and IoT Connectivity
March 7, 2022 – The Fast Mode

Deutsche Telekom partner Stratospheric Platforms Limited successfully trialed technology that provided 5G network coverage from the stratosphere on Saudi Arabia’s western coast
March 2, 2022 – CITC

Geospatial technologies in the suborbital domain
January 27, 2022 – GPS World

Airbus, NTT, DOCOMO and SKY Perfect JSAT Jointly Studying Connectivity Services from High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS)
January 17, 2022 – Airbus

Airbus, NTT, DOCOMO and SKY Perfect JSAT Jointly Studying Connectivity Services from High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS)
January 17, 2022 – NTT

What are HAPS and what role will they play in future networks?
December 20, 2021 – RCRWireless

Will HAPS Become a Tool to Fight Wildfires? Experts Think So
November 30, 2021 – 6G World

After missing 4G and 5G, HAPS supporters now target 6G
November 24, 2021 – Light Reading

Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) achieves connectivity in trial conducted by Airbus and NTT DOCOMO
November 15, 2021 – Airbus

Sceye Demonstrates Broadband From Stratosphere
November 2, 2021 – Sceye

SoftBank Corp. and HAPSMobile Contribute to ITU-R’s “HAPS Radiowave Propagation Prediction Method” Global Standard
October 27, 2021 – HAPSMobile

Airbus Zephyr Solar High Altitude Platform System (HAPS) reaches new heights in its successful 2021 summer test flights
October 11, 2021 – Airbus

Raven Industries Uses Stratospheric Balloon Technology to Monitor Wildfires
September 29, 2021 – Raven Aerostar

TIP’s Non-Terrestrial Connectivity Solutions Project Group Relaunch: New Partnerships and New Scope
September 10, 2021 – Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

SoftBank Corp. and HAPSMobile Accelerate High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) R&D to Provide Stable and High-quality Connectivity for Future Commercial Services
September 2, 2021 – HAPSMobile

AVEALTO’s High Altitude Platform: A Transformative Technology Whose Time Has Come
September 2, 2021 – Satellite Markets

EPA, New Mexico collaborate with Sceye on air quality monitoring initiative
August 13, 2021 – EPA

HAPS Alliance Growth and Momentum Helps Unlock Potential of the Stratosphere
August 10, 2021 – Inside Unmanned Systems

ApusDuo Solar HAPS UAV Undergoes Further Testing
August 4, 2021 – Unmanned Systems Technology

UAVOS Flight Tests ApusDuo Stratospheric Platform
August 3, 2021 – UAVOS

GSMA and Deutsche Telekom publish whitepaper to promote the use of High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS)
August 3, 2021 – Unmanned Airspace

UAVOS Flight Tests ApusDuo Stratospheric Platform
August 3, 2021 – UAS Weekly

Japanese telco SoftBank unveils its 6G concept
August 2, 2021 – RCR Wireless

SoftBank and Smart Africa to Provide Affordable Broadband Solutions to Enable Digital Transformation Across Africa
July 2, 2021 – Space in Africa

Deutsche Telekom : GSMA and Deutsche Telekom publish whitepaper for High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS)
June 30, 2021 – Market Screener

SoftBank Corp. to Promote Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) Solutions that Provide Connectivity from Space and the Stratosphere
June 9, 2021 – SoftBank

Radar Partner Interview: SoftBank
June 9, 2021 – Mobile World Live

Sceye Reaches Stratosphere; Flies at 64,000 Ft.
May 21, 2021 – Business Wire

Airbus Zephyr – Pioneer in the Stratosphere
April 12, 2021 – European Higher Airspace

The Stratosphere’s the Limit: Radisys Joins the HAPS Alliance to Bridge the Digital Divide
April 2, 2021 – radisys

Sunglider Builds on Legacy of Solar Aircraft
March 23, 2021 – NASA

SoftBank R&D: Revolutionizing Communication Technologies to Change the World
March 17, 2021 – SoftBank News

HAPSMobile Sunglider Set to Rise to Challenge with Loss of Partner Loon
March 15, 2021 – 6GWorld

How SPACs Are Changing The Investment Landscape For Space Exploration And Beyond
February 9, 2021 – Forbes

SoftBank sets eye on airborne telecom base stations
January 7, 2021 – NIKKEI ASIA

HAPS Alliance Is Putting 5G in the Stratosphere
January 7, 2021 – engineering.com

HAPS/HALE: Seeking Solar’s Sweet Spot
December 28, 2020 – Inside Unmanned Systems

The Airbus Zephyr, Solar High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) concludes a successful new test flight campaign in Arizona, USA
December 3, 2020 – Airbus

Filtronic joins the HAPS Alliance
December 1, 2020 – Filtronic

Filtronic joins the HAPS Alliance
December 1, 2020 – New Electronics

By 2024, 5G could be beamed to your phone using huge, hydrogen-powered aircraft
November 2, 2020 – Digitaltrends

Google’s Loon Set New World Record
October 31, 2020 – Communal News

Loon balloon sets record: 312 days in stratospheric flight
October 28, 2020 – RCR Wireless News

The Third Layer of Connectivity – How HAPS is Changing the Communications Industry
October 20, 2020 – Mobile World Live

Cellular communications service from the stratosphere
October 19, 2020 – Telekom

Stratospheric Platforms Ltd & Deutsche Telekom AG announce HAPS partnership for telecom services
October 19, 2020 – LinkedIn

UAVOS control system for HAPS takes on unstable air
October 15, 2020 – GPS World

Update: UAVOS flight tests HAPS ApusDuo in unstable atmospheric conditions
October 12, 2020 – JANES

Haps Mobile has completed the data transmission test of high altitude Internet UAV
October 9, 2020 – China IT News 3.0

HAPS Payload Demonstrates LTE Connectivity in Sunglider Test
October 9, 2020 – Via Satellite

Loon, HAPSMobile deliver LTE from fixed-wing aircraft in stratosphere
October 9, 2020 – Fierce Wireless

UAVOS performs successful trials of HAPS ApusDuo
October 5, 2020 – Commercial Drone Professional

UAVOS’s Control System for High Altitude Platform Station ApusDuo Enables It To Fly In Unstable Atmospheric Conditions
October 1, 2020 – UAVOS

Imagination Meets Innovation: AeroVironment’s 50 Years Leading the Way, Pt. 1
September 11, 2020 – Inside Unmanned Systems

HAPS: A Satellite Operator’s Big Investment in the Stratosphere
August 25, 2020 – Via Satellite

UAVOS Joined HAPS Alliance To Evolve The High-Altitude Unmanned Platforms Technology Market
July 15, 2020 – UAS Weekly

UAVOS joins HAPS for high-altitude unmanned platforms
July 15, 2020 – GPS World

Alphabet’s Loon and Softbank’s HAPSMobile to usher in era of flying mobile towers, Airtel backs alliance
February 22, 2020 – The Tech Portal

Telecom, Technology, and Aviation Industry Leaders Team for HAPS Alliance
February 21, 2020 – CynopsisMedia

Loon and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile team with Airbus, China Telecom and more on stratospheric cell networks
February 21, 2020 – Inventiva

Telecom, Technology and Aviation Industry Leaders Join Forces to Create the HAPS Alliance
February 21, 2020 – Aviation Pros

Airbus, Intelsat Join Tech Companies to Form HAPS Alliance
February 21, 2020 – Via Satellite

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, Nokia, others form alliance for stratospheric Internet
February 21, 2020 – Light Reading

Softbank, Alphabet form Haps industry alliance for high-altitude connectivity platform
February 21, 2020 – Telecompaper

Ericsson, Nokia join SoftBank, Loon and more in HAPS Alliance
February 21, 2020 – Fierce Wireless

Top telcos reach for the skies with HAPS move
February 21, 2020 – Mobile World Live

Loon and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile team with Airbus, China Telecom and more on stratospheric cell networks
February 21, 2020 – TechCrunch

Global telcos join Alphabet, SoftBank’s flying cellphone antenna lobbying effort
February 21, 2020 – Reuters