Solar Airship Transport

Property

Copyright: Zeppelin AG – Lockheed Martin Consortium / © 06/05/2087

History

Advances in photovoltaic fabrics and ultra-light structures based on carbon nanotubes allowed the development of new large airship concepts during the 2060s. Out of all of them, the model of the Zeppelin AG company is undoubtedly the King of the Skies.

 

The second great financial crisis of the 2070s, which ruined many American multinationals, allowed the former German company to take control over Lockheed Martin, a bankrupt company that owned the planet’s largest stocks of helium.

 

Their ultra-modern airship, the largest atmospheric aircraft in history to date, is more than 100m longer than the mythical Hindenburg. It is no coincidence that the maiden flight took place on the day of the 150th anniversary of the tragic accident of its predecessor, precisely at the Lakehurst naval air station in New Jersey.

 

The brand new Leviathan lifted an entire three-floor section of prefabricated skyscraper and transported it to Atlanta, depositing it with absolute precision onto the new building under construction, at an altitude of 600m and under windspeeds of more than 40 kmh.

 

Dr. Kaplan, who was invited on board during the event, said she was excited about the nets: “So, yes. Now that’s sustainable engineering. At all conceivable meanings of the expression. My sincere congratulations to its creators.

 

Today the HelioTrans are used extensively for high-rise construction and luxury tourist trips, transporting large passenger cabins with their 3 crane arms.

Characteristics

CAPACITY :   2 pilots + 18 passengers in Emperor class

RANGE:   infinite during daytime / 1,500 km during nighttime at 260kmh

POWER SOURCE:  Photovoltaic 95% / BioFuel 5%

ECOENERGETIC RATIO: 0.958

DIMENSIONS:

Fuselage: 386,213 x 107,400 x 123,472 mm

Volume of helium:        1,392,000m3

Volume of air:               69,600m3

Thrust:                          1392Tm

Basic empty Weight:     247Tm

Maximum payload:       1145Tm