JETSON-LIKE COMMUNICATIONS AIRCRAFT
Thu, 01 Oct 1998 14:51:39 +1000
At 12:04 PM 01-10-98 +1000, Tony Barry wrote:
>>From Edupage, 24 September 1998
>JETSON-LIKE COMMUNICATIONS AIRCRAFT
>A new aircraft called High Altitude Long Operation-Proteus is designed to
>circle for hours some 50,000 feet high over major cities, functioning like a
>communications relay satellite does in space and carrying broadband wireless
>services, including high-speed Internet access and video-teleconferencing.
>A region might receive 24-hour service from a fleet of three planes, each
I prefer the concept of the high altitude communications blimps which can
float above cities for years, be easily retrieved for maintenance, cost
nothing when compared to 'space birds' and don't have any of the dangers
of rocket launching involved.
I saw these on a programme the other day which was aired on CNBC Asia.
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