VAAL Airships builds and operates HAPS – High Altitude Platform Stations, also known as High Altitude Pseudosatellites.

Since HAPS operate at much lower altitudes than satellites and are capable of staying fixed over a certain spot, it is possible to cover a small region much more effectively. Lower altitude also means much better telecommunications link budget and lower latency compared to satellites. Furthermore, deploying a satellite requires significant time and monetary resources, in terms of development and launch. HAPS, on the other hand, are comparatively less expensive and are rapidly deployable. Another major difference is that a satellite, once launched, cannot be landed for maintenance, while HAPS can be maintained and upgraded easily.

The stratosphere

The stratosphere represents an enormous opportunity to bring the benefits of connectivity to more people around the world. HAPS systems fill a capability gap between satellites and ground communications.

Other use cases are in smart cities (complementary surveillance enabling better risk assessment, faster claims procedures),

Military applications for border control, independent connectivity,

Environmental and crisis management solutions such as flood detection, seismic monitoring, remote sensing and disaster management.


Take advantage of the unique vantage point of high altitude platform to provide connectivity advantages and surveillance opportunities over any other technology.

VAAL Airships is open for seed investment. Contact us to collaborate in the nascent technology area with purpose to grow together with the market.