Anumá Aerospace’s modular airship platform doesn’t consume helium or fuel. It’s rigid hull contains 3 or more patent pending spherical lifting cells using low pressure displacement to produce lift. The top of its fuselage is covered with lightweight, thin-film solar cells producing electricity for powering electric propulsion units. The patent pending energy management system improves efficiency as energy consumed during ascent is regenerated during descent.

Anumá Aerospace’s airship platform overcomes the buoyancy, cost, and sustainability problems of helium by behaving like a submarine in an ocean of air. To take off, vacuum pumps evacuate the spherical lifting cells to an appropriate degree of vacuum (which is far less than total vacuum). To land, air is allowed to slowly refill the lifting cells, and the airship settles gently to the ground, becoming heavier than air. This means an Anumá Aerospace airship can take off and land vertically, and sit on the ground and taxi ...
Anumá Aerospace’s modular airship platform doesn’t consume helium or fuel. It’s rigid hull contains 3 or more patent pending spherical lifting cells using low pressure displacement to produce lift. The top of its fuselage is covered with lightweight, thin-film solar cells producing electricity for powering electric propulsion units. The patent pending energy management system improves efficiency as energy consumed during ascent is regenerated during descent.

Anumá Aerospace’s airship platform overcomes the buoyancy, cost, and sustainability problems of helium by behaving like a submarine in an ocean of air. To take off, vacuum pumps evacuate the spherical lifting cells to an appropriate degree of vacuum (which is far less than total vacuum). To land, air is allowed to slowly refill the lifting cells, and the airship settles gently to the ground, becoming heavier than air. This means an Anumá Aerospace airship can take off and land vertically, and sit on the ground and taxi like any heavier-than-air aircraft. No large ground crews struggling with mooring lines, no mooring masts, or giant suction cups (Air Cushion Landing System) struggling to hold the aircraft to the ground in the lightest of breezes.

Beyond the benefits of zero emissions shipping, these capabilities allow the airship to reach areas of the world that are largely inaccessible due to lack of infrastructure or disaster. Potential use cases include hospital ships, with the solar array that the airship carries on its back able to power equipment; and disaster aid delivery to areas where existing infrastructure has been destroyed.
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