Delivery set of high-altitude aerostat-laboratory:

  • envelope;
  • parachute suspension system;
  • beam;
  • corner reflector;
  • flight control equipment;
  • ballast device;
  • signal lighting air navigation equipment;
  • switching unit;
  • power supply container;
  • group equipment set and flight safety equipment.


Envelope volume 180,000 m3
Initial volume of gas (hydrogen) 1,950 m3
Aerostat effective weight 1,785 kg
Maximum payload weight 900 kg
Maximum estimated suspension weight 1,400 kg
Altitude of the first equilibrium zone 30 km
Altitude of the equilibrium zone without ballast 33,5 km
Flight duration (with ballast weight of 825 kg)
- during warm season
- during cold season
13 days
9 days
Vertical landing speed by parachute of a 600 kg suspended load 7 m/s
Altitude of ballast unloading start 23 km
Ambient temperature -60...+50 °С
Air humidity (at t=30 °С) up to 98%
Pressure (at to corresponding to Н=35 km) up to 5 mm of mercury
Survive after impact loads with acceleration up to 3g

Multifunctional aerostatic platform provide:

  • maintaining a minimum prescribed flight altitude;
  • possibility of separation of a special cargo weighing 250 kg from the suspension due to a radio signal sent from a ground flight control station, while the envelope maintains its integrity and ensures the flight continuation;
  • separation of a up to 800 kg payload from the parachuted equipment at an altitude of 2,000 to 4,000 m without compromising efficiency of the parachute suspension system, devices and equipment;
  • suspension descent and safe landing with its parachute harness;
  • termination of the flight at a prescribed by program time followed by a descent by parachute of equipment and devices;
  • forced termination of the flight of the aerostat by a radio signal from the ground (air) control station;
  • the possibility of automatic flight termination in the case of violation of the specified altitude regimes at the end of the time allotted for launching;
  • direction-finding and identification on the basis of radio transmitter signals;
  • issuing control of ballast unloading radio commands;
  • registration of the flight altitude, ballasting system work parameters, ambient temperature, temperature in containers and other parameters;
  • search and detection of landed equipment with the help of radio beacon signals;
  • real-time monitoring by video surveillance and radio tracking systems current situation of water areas, national frontiers, highways, residential sector, places of interest and of sports, social and entertainment events;
  • search and rescue operations;
  • monitoring the current situation in the agriculture and forestry;
  • maintaining and relaying communications;
  • environmental monitoring;
  • monitoring the situation of hazardous industries, main oil and gas pipelines;
  • illumination of objects in a dark time;
  • hydrographic and geographic research;
  • promotional activities.