KuangChi Cloud, a product of KuangChi Science’s city-level cloud space information platform, reached a significant milestone with its first commercial flight in Dongguan, South China.
The flight is a significant milestone for urban space technology. The KuangChi Cloud was mounted on a platform 48 meters long and approximately 20 meters high. Buoyed by helium, the KuangChi Cloud platform provides integrated services like communications, internet, big-data collection and analysis.
KuangChi Cloud took flight at the Dongguan Eco Park and was witnessed by several prominent personalities like the Dongguan mayor, Yuan Baocheng and Liu Ruopeng, Chairman of KuangChi.
The Cloud is comparable to a super tall communications tower – something akin to a low-flying satellite. Anchored with a synthetic cable, the Cloud also behaves like a portal through which users can access data processing centers.
The KuangChi Cloud is waterproof and comprises of protection against lightning and can resist changes in temperatures and pressures. The airship takes approximately three hours to fill and can resist wind speeds of 20 meters per second while flying and 25 meters per second when anchored. The Cloud has been licensed to fly within the Dongguan Eco Park.
The Cloud can rise to 1000 to 2000 meters above ground and can carry a payload of 400 kilograms. Depending on the requirement it can include Super Wi-Fi equipment, wireless base stations, radio and TV transmitters.
The system has tremendous applications in telecommunications, air pollution monitoring, geographical surveying, maritime surveillance, wildfire monitoring, traffic management, natural disasters and rescue missions.
The Cloud was tested at a facility in Shenzhen in February, where it successfully demonstrated Wi-Fi communication coverage, ground monitoring and maritime data collection. The system employed in Dongguan will monitor PM 2.5 levels in the air, improve security in crowded areas and enable smart maneuverability of urban traffic.
The Cloud is part of the KuangChi’s Global Community of Innovation (GCI), an initiative to bring innovative technologies to fruition.
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