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January 10, 2021

uAvionix Announces Launch Customer Airbus Zephyr for ping200X and truFYX

Combined Weight Of The ping200X Transponder And truFYX GPS Is Only Around 70 Grams

uAvionix has announced that their launch customer, Airbus, has successfully integrated and flown the uAvionix ping200X ADS-B transponder and truFYX GPS throughout its Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) 2020 flight test campaign in Arizona. Zephyr is a solar-electric, stratospheric UAS that flies above weather and conventional air traffic, filling a capability gap complementary to satellites. With a wingspan of 25m and relying on solar energy, onboard batteries are charged during daylight and have sufficient capacity to power overnight flight. Zephyr currently holds the world record for the longest flight duration at 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes.<

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