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June 24, 2015 - Equipment delivery from ARCA Europe to US based
ARCA Space Corporation

As part of relocation program of ARCA from Europe to US, the first transport of equipment has left our facilities, from Constanta-Romania, to the ARCA SPACE CORPORATION facilities in US. The transport will take one month and it will arrive in Houston, TX and by there, by truck to Las Cruces, NM

 

 

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January 31, 2015 - The Interface prototype for AirStrato was completed

The command and control center for the AirStrato aircraft, called the Interface, was completed today.
It is designed to communicate with the AirStrato via satellite, no matter how far away from aircraft. It allows the pilot to view all flight parameters, to program the autopilot or to control the aircraft assisted or in full manual mode. It also enables the pilot to activate or deactivate sub-systems or to interact with the aircraft payload. The interface is built entirely from composites.
Only high quality equipment was used on the Interface, from the display, HOTAS system, keyboard and mouse and of course the computer.
A special attention was given to the design. ARCA put a lot of hours in creating a beautiful curved design that complements the AirStrato and Accelerator.

 

 

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December 26, 2014 - AirStrato 0004, ready for avionics integration

The new AirStrato 0004 is of Pioneer type and it incorporates the knowledge obtained by ARCA during the first three prototypes ground and flight tests. The main objective for AirStrato 0004 is to perform medium altitude and long endurance flights, to expand the envelope for AirStrato series. For this aircraft we succeeded to create the lightest AirStrato airframe yet. The flight tests for 0004 will start in January 2015. AirStrato is available for preorders starting with $80,000 for Pioneer and $140,000 for Explorer. More on www.airstrato.com

 

 

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November 25, 2014 - AirStrato,The most amazing air robot in the world, now available for preorder

There is a new age for flight. The age of unmanned autonomous flying vehicles. But this new revolution is not for everyone. Few businesses, military and research institutions can afford to purchase a high performance UAV like the Predator for example. Even fewer can get access to a stratospheric flying Global Hawk. The rest have to contend with low performance unmanned aircrafts.

We merged the performance of the former with the affordability of the latter. And here, the revolutionary AirStrato comes into the market. It is an aircraft with the flight ceiling of the Global Hawk, the endurance and the size of the Predator and the payload of the Shadow, at the cost of an expensive car. This will allow small businesses, research institutions and even individuals to benefit from an affordable, high performance aerial robot.

AirStrato is amazing because is electrical powered and is able to fly almost twice as high as a commercial airliner; it can be controlled from any part of the world via satellite or GSM; it can takeoff and land from any remote location; it is very beautiful and affordable. When ARCA decided to create this aircraft we had only one goal in mind: to create a tool that will expand the human capabilities to explore and discover.

The price range for the AirStrato products is between $80,000 and $140,000. Small-scale drones able to carry a small payload currently cover this market segment, possessing limited autonomy, range, speed and flight ceiling.

AirStrato product line is well above these limitations and has performance similar to UAV's on the market in the price ranges between $500,000 and $4 million. Although payload capacity is lower compared to these UAV, the flight performance such as flight ceiling and global operation capability is a great plus.

Download the full press release here

 

 

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