SOURCE: Sanswire

September 27, 2010 11:09 ET

Sanswire Completes Initial U.S. Based Flights of STS-111 UAV

Sanswire's Defense Partners Provide State of the Art ISR Camera and Related Equipment

AVENTURA, FL--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) - Sanswire Corporation (OTCBB: SNSR), a developer and producer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and related technologies, today announced that the company has completed initial U.S. based test flights of the STS-111 UAV under flight tower control provided by Easton Airport, in Easton, MD.

The flight was a further assessment of the STS-111 using a newly developed sensor electronics pod and an internal gas bag arrangement. The STS-111's maiden U.S. flight took place with ground support adjacent to the company's newly constructed hangar facility located on the grounds of Easton Airport where the company and its partner Eastcor Engineering are working on the STS-111 and SkySat UAVs. 

Furthermore, a defense based systems integrator, currently collaborating with Sanswire on the STS-111 UAV program, has provided specialized ISR related electronic systems, advanced avionics packages, and telemetry solutions to Sanswire for integration into the STS-111's newly integrated payload bay. Following additional systems checks and flight tests, the partners will commence integration of the specialized systems into the payload bay and commence flight tests with the goal of operating at 10,000 - 15,000 ft through the control of a certified UAV ground control station. Further flights are planned at Easton airport while additional flight testing in other controlled airspace will follow with each flight serving to demonstrate and extend the capabilities of the STS-111.

Glenn Estrella, CEO of Sanswire, stated: "We continue to make substantial progress with the STS-111 airship and advance the program closer to hosting customer demonstrations. The platform has performed to the initial specifications we set out for, and we will continue to pursue our ultimate goal of producing a stratospheric platform to serve a number of surveillance needs. We are pleased with the support we have received from our various partners and are eager to collaborate further, so the delivery of our combined solutions to customers is significantly enhanced."

The STS-111 is based on Sanswire-TAO's patented multi-segmented, non-rigid design which was constructed and tested by Sanswire-TAO prior to its delivery in June 2010 for systems integration in Easton, MD. For more information on the STS-111 airship and updates on future flights please visit

About Sanswire Corp.

Sanswire Corp. (OTCBB: SNSR) is a developer of integrated aerospace communications products and services. The company specializes in the design and construction of autonomous, lighter-than-air UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) capable of carrying relatively substantial payloads that provide persistent security solutions, at low, mid, high and stratospheric altitudes. Sanswire's airships and auxiliary products are designed for use by commercial and government-related entities that require real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support for homeland defense, maritime, and border missions. The company's long-term objective is to develop and deliver state-of-the-art airship technology that provides capabilities similar to that of low altitude satellites, surveillance sensor suites, and other advanced wireless broadband capabilities to the broader commercial markets. 

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