Innovation isn’t just a business for Titan Aerospace, the builder of the world’s first solar-powered atmospheric satellite, it’s a passion.
Completely powered by the sun, their solar-powered satellite, known as the Solara 50, can stay in the air for five years with a mission range of over 4 million kilometers. This large “drone” is “revolutionizing near-earth applications for dozens of industries,” says the company. The ability to park a stationary payload directly above a specific point is opening dramatic new possibilities and redefining the landscape.
The SOLARA requires little and gives a lot. From its compelling performance and distinctive flair to its unmatched grace and bar- setting capabilities, the SOLARA is the ideal platform for environmental monitoring applications.
At an altitude of 65,000 ft or 20 km, the SOLARA is weather immune. It remains above terrestrial weather. A typical launch sequence is initiated just after midnight and the aircraft climbs under its own battery power. The SOLARA reaches altitude as the sun crests over the horizon and enters its standard day-night cycle.