High Altitude Aircraft
The zero-emission Kea Atmos will operate at an altitude of around 65,000 feet (20 kilometres), flying far above the weather and conventional air traffic. With a wingspan of 32-metres, the Kea Atmos will be the largest un-crewed aircraft designed and built in the Southern Hemisphere.
The initial focus for the Kea Atmos will be the acquisition of aerial imagery, but the endurance and versatility of this solar-powered aircraft will also provide a useful platform for a variety of other types of payload applications.
Aerial Imaging Data Gap
Creating Business Intelligence
Our world is changing fast and we need up-to-date information. Today there is a huge data gap where it’s difficult to cost-effectively obtain frequent high-resolution, multispectral aerial imagery.
The Kea Atmos will collect data in the stratosphere, a sweet spot for aerial imaging, and enable direct access to customers. Kea Aerospace will provide aerial business intelligence for areas such as precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, maritime surveillance, smart city projects and disaster management.