UAVOS successfully tests modified high-altitude drone

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UAVOS has announced the completion of a successful test flight of its modified ApusDuo solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS).

ApusDuo’s design has been modified to increase reliability and decrease overall weight.

Improvements include an increased wingspan and better control algorithms that reduce power consumption.

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The modified prototype comes with a wingspan of 28 meters and a payload capacity of 8kg and is designed to act as a telecommunications platform, delivering global connectivity.

UAVOS CEO, Aliaksei Stratsilatau, said: “UAVOS demonstrated a flight of ApusDuo aircraft with a wingspan of 9000m in August 2018.

“Following lower-altitude test flights and other preoperational activities, currently we coordinate with the Air Traffic control getting a permit to perform stratospheric test flights.”

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