Stratxx Holding AG has recently announced that it has launched a new tethered Airship the “X Tower”. The airship is designed to carry telecommunications and broadcast payloads.
The team recently carried out a successful longevity test on its unique X-Tower communications airship platform. It was in the air for a period of 23 days successfully and using only 20 watts of power it broadcasted 12 digital television and two FM radio channels.
At a height of 1000m (3,280 ft) from ground level, the platform withstood airspeeds exceeding 65 mph (105 km/h).
With this new proven technology Stratxx has demonstrated that it can and will proceed with its next development of the “X Station” a high altitude platform.
Kamal Alavi, Stratxx CEO added, “X Tower is the first airship that has successfully proven that digital TV and radio transmissions can be broadcast from an airship over a large period of time. In addition Stratxx has clearly tested and proven that far less power is required to broadcast in this manor than current conventional methods.”
Stratxx has proven that with much less power currently used in conventional fixed antennas, a single X Tower can broadcast to a ground footprint of 100km (38.6 sq mi).
Stratxx’s next planned flight will be at 5000 meter (16,400 ft) above sea level.