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Autonomous Solar Airship

Autonomous Solar Airship

We have build a prototype solar powered airship. It can fly continuously in all hours of daylight at 15mph carrying a payload of 5kg. Total solar generation is 400W. The airship is intended for use in high value aerial data collection such as infrastructural inspections and surveillance. We are already able to earn revenue performing energy pipeline inspections with the prototype. Energy pipeline inspections have been traditionally performed by helicopters and single-engine airplanes for $15,000 annually per mile. We can perform an equivalent or better inspection for a cost of $160 per mile. The prototype carries a stabilized and gimballed 4K camera. At this time is RC driven. We are developing full automation and working to increase the top speed.
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Jonathan Nutzati

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Currently leading Mothership Aeronautics's first steps to a future of aerial permanence by way of developing our market entry aerial data collection system.