This ‘pseudo-satellite’ drone can fly for months above 70,000 feet | NBC News MACH

Airbus calls Zephyr a “High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite,” or HAPS, and says the drone could perform some of the functions of orbital satellites without the high costs and high risks of launching new satellites. The price tag for a Zephyr drone is more than $5 million, reported Defense News — a significantly smaller price tag compared to orbital satellites, which can cost between $50 million and $400 million to build and launch.

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