Space Data has integrated three proven technologies—ever-shrinking electronics, industrial weather balloons and Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology. The SkySite® Network consists of high-altitude, balloon-borne transceivers known as SkySite® Platforms, which are launched every 8 to 12 hours. Each SkySite® Platform takes just 20 minutes to launch and rises to an altitude of 60,000 to 100,000 feet, creating a coverage circle of over 400 miles.
We combine our communications capabilities with the latest GPS technology to provide our customers continuous coverage, and ensure precise system timing and location information. What's more, it's safe. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allows SkySite® Platforms to be launched without restriction, since they are sufficiently small and light enough to pose no threat to aircraft safety.
Space Data's SkySite® Platform technology has applications across a broad spectrum of industries and users. Click on the links to learn more: