Publications



May 16, 2024
Creating an Enabling Regulatory Environment for HAPS Deployment

The HAPS Alliance Telecommunications Working Group, comprised of world-leading telecommunications, technology, aviation, and aerospace companies, published its first Regulatory Positions Paper in February 2021, marking a significant achievement for the Alliance within their first year. This updated paper provides a high-level overview of regulatory recommendations for HAPS to support the stratospheric ecosystem. It includes the latest information, such as the expansion of HAPS service-link following WRC-23, to assist governments in implementing appropriate HAPS regulations within their national frameworks. Download this paper to gain insight into how HAPS can enable and enhance the stratospheric ecosystem.



February 8, 2024
HAPS Certification Pathways

Written by the HAPS Alliance Aviation Working Group (AWG), this white paper provides valuable insights into the unique issues that must be considered when regulating High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS) and recommends a series of actions to facilitate their safe and efficient operation. Download today!



January 31, 2024
Acceptable Levels of Risks for HAPS

Written by the HAPS Alliance Aviation Working Group (AWG), the authoritative paper highlights how leading experts in the field of HAPS have reimagined the traditional safety metrics used in aviation and introduced new approaches to setting acceptable levels of risk for this emerging technology. Download to learn more today!



December 13, 2022
Guidelines for Payload Operation in the Stratosphere

Written by the HAPS Alliance Telecommunications Working Group, this publication provides integration and environmental guidelines for potential payload providers to consider when developing a payload for operation on a flight vehicle in the stratosphere. Download to learn more today!



April 12, 2022
HAPS Operation Using Attended Autonomous Fleet Systems

Written by the HAPS Alliance Aviation Working Group, this authoritative paper explains the concept of Attended Autonomous Fleet Systems and the use of Collaborative Traffic Management for the Stratosphere (CTMS), informed by the principles of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), which enables secure and scalable operation of the unmanned vehicles that offer connectivity to regions of the earth below. Download to learn more today!



December 14, 2021
Bridging the Digital Divide with Aviation in the Stratosphere

HAPSMobile had a successful flight test and communication trial using Sunglider, an unmanned aircraft planned to be used as a stratospheric communication platform. Review this White Paper for test details, with similar undertakings by the HAPS Alliance Aviation Working Group members.



August 5, 2021
Driving the Potential of the Stratosphere

The HAPS Alliance Marketing Communications Working Group, comprised of world-leading telecommunications, technology, aviation, and aerospace companies, published its first White Paper. In this White Paper, you will discover key industry stats and executive quotes from HAPS Alliance member companies. Download today!



May 1, 2020
High Altitude, Higher Ambitions

In this White Paper, Loon and other HAPS Alliance members outlined the multi-billion dollar market opportunity in Earth’s stratosphere that spans telecommunications, high-resolution earth observation, and weather prediction and modeling.