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Balloon Telemetry and Communications From Small Balloon

Balloon Telemetry and Communications From Small Balloon

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Balloon Telemetry and Communicationsfrom Small Balloon
LOCANS ConferenceApril 27, 2006
Jerry Knoblach, CEO and FounderSpace Data Corporation460 South Benson LaneChandler, Arizona 85224(480) 722-2100www.spacedata.netRaised over $75 M in Private CapitalCommercialized High-Altitude Platform to Provide Rural Wireless CoverageHold Nationwide Spectrum Assets Valued at $140 MillionM2M Network Operating in TX-OK Region for over 2 yearsAwarded a $49 Million US Air Force Contract75 Employees – Started in 2000
Who is Space Data?
What is Near Space and Why All the Recent Interest?
Types of Near Space Platforms
Operating Today – Free Drifters with wind steering by changing altitudeFuture Platforms Stationkeeping Airships
Space Data’s Near Space Communications Platforms
DoDDemos: Combat SkySat, JEFX 06 Starfighter DHS Demos: APCO 2006, Border Patrol 2007Operational Programs: SkySite Commercial Network & NSCS Program
Free Drifting Platforms: Operational Characteristics /  Payload Capacity
Free Drifting vs. Stationkeeping: The technical challenges
Potential Mission Areas for Near Space UAV Platforms
Battlefield CommunicationsCivil GovernmentSIGINT / MASINT / IMINT MissionsScientific Research
What We Do
Fill gaps in terrestrial wireless networks providing ubiquitous coverage to 1) enterprises operating in rural areas,2) wireless service providers, and 3) government agencies for services and products including: 
Platform at 100,000 ft 
M2M / Telemetry Short Messaging Wireless E-mail Voice Broadband 

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