posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 09:52 AM
"Sanswire Networks, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GlobeTel Communications announced Wednesday that it has scheduled the launch date of its first
Sanswire plans to launch first a high-altitude airship into the stratosphere by the end of January, 2005.
The Stratellite will be positioned at an altitude of just under twelve miles above the earth's surface.
The Stratellite will be launched multiple times and remain in one geostationary position within the stratosphere for days at a time while various test
are carried out concerning the communication systems, antenna array, launching and retrieving the airship, environmental systems, airship navigation,
and up/down link capabilities. It is estimated that these tests will run for a 60 to 90 day period."