SOURCE: Sanswire


January 14, 2010 12:37 ET

UPDATE: Sanswire Discusses STS-111 Uses for Disaster Relief on Discovery Channel Special Devoted to Haiti Earthquake

Says STS-111 Airship Could Provide Vital Communications Link When Natural Disasters Disable a Region's Infrastructure

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - Sanswire Corp.'s (OTCBB: SNSR) STS-111 lighter-than-air UAV was featured yesterday on a special edition of Discovery Channel Canada's science news program "Daily Planet." On the program, which focused on the Haiti earthquake, it was noted that Sanswire's STS-111 Stratellite airship could offer vital backup communications support when a region is struck by a natural disaster and loses access to its Internet and cell phone networks.

Following a report from program hosts Jay Ingram and Ziya Tong on how the Haiti disaster compromised the country's frail lines of communication, Sanswire's Jonathan Leinwand explained to Ms. Tong how the STS-111 could play a helpful role in such disasters for emergency responders. He noted that the STS-111 could serve as a floating satellite facility after being deployed from a ship or a FEMA trailer. Capable of hovering above a stricken region at a height of 5,000 to 10,000 feet, it can carry a payload that could operate as a relay for cell and satellite phones and provide Internet access for all military, United Nations and Red Cross personnel within a 20-mile radius.

"The STS-111 can provide an instant backup communications infrastructure," Mr. Leinwand remarked. "In situations such as that which we are now witnessing in Haiti, when traditional lines of communication are down and even satellite phone towers have been hit, the STS-111 offers by far the fastest and cheapest method of restoring communications to emergency personnel."

Sanswire CEO David Christian stated, "Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti. It is unfortunate events such as this that shows me how much we need to deploy our airship technology."

The "Daily Planet" program, which aired yesterday, Janaury 13, at 7pm and 11pm on Discovery Channel Canada, can now be viewed on the Discovery Channel website at:

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 payloads that provide persistent security solutions at low, mid, and high 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 surveillance sensor suites and other advanced wireless broadband capabilities to the broader commercial markets.

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