Miguel Angelo
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Chris Card commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"I checked out the website from your link. For the LAxx series of aircraft. Is the 3500 meter operating altitude designed to be an "air-traffic-friendly" altitude for use in densely populated areas? The HAxx series , I noticed, will have a…"
Sep 17, 2014

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Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"Interesting"
Sep 15, 2014
Miguel Angelo commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"Patrick, currently we are trying to urgently negotiate with the Portuguese Government to kick-start this project in Portugal. If not possible we will develop it in Europe or in the US, it all depends on political will. Last Friday we received the…"
Sep 15, 2014
Patrick Meier commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"Hi Miguel, I just returned from a meeting with the (UN's) Emergency Telecommunications Cluster and your solution may be of interest to them. When and where will you be piloting SkyOrbiter? And would you be able to share approximate cost of full…"
Sep 15, 2014
Miguel Angelo commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"Gary, we believe SkyOrbiters can do a better job than Google’s balloon-based Project Loon. SkyOrbiters can remain directly over a specific point of interest for extended periods of time while balloons have limited controls and will drift on…"
Sep 14, 2014

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Gary Mortimer commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"Where does Google Loon fit in this space?"
Sep 14, 2014
Miguel Angelo commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"Chris, thanks for the positive feedback. Let me try to answer your questions. Atmospheric satellites or as we call it SkyOrbiters are able to perform certain tasks more economically and with more versatility than low earth orbit satellites,…"
Sep 14, 2014
Chris Card commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"Wonderful project. Regarding the terminology... I thought that LEO started at 99 miles. What do you consider to be the difference between orbiting and flying? And.. Does that mean that the Zephyre does not work at low altitudes?"
Sep 14, 2014

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Gary Mortimer commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"Looking forward to the first flight"
Sep 14, 2014
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Sep 14, 2014
Miguel Angelo commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"At Quarkson we consider the Zephyre a High Altitude Global Persistence Aerial Platform similar to the SkyOrbiter HA75 (75 meter wingspan) we are committed to build. Unlike the Zephyre the SkyOrbiter LA25 is not solar powered and is designed to…"
Sep 14, 2014

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Gary Mortimer commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"Has it flown? The Zephyr might be considered the first though."
Sep 14, 2014

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Owner and founder of Quarkson, long endurance unmanned aerial system company.
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Barreiro

Miguel Angelo's Blog

The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:24am 11 Comments

In a tiny country, with very limited resources at Quarkson we have just built the first SkyOrbiter (Extreme Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) capable of flying around the world and who knows in the near future spread internet access to two thirds of the world's population that currently are not…

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