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Telecom 'Blimp' May Offer Alternative to Satellites

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Telecom 'Blimp' May Offer Alternative to Satellites

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Telecom 'Blimp' May Offer Alternative to Satellites

Telecom 'Blimp' May Offer Alternative to Satellites

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A new kind of airship called the Stratellite could be a low-cost alternative to space-based satellites. It's an unmanned, helium-filled airship that looks like a blimp and is capable of relaying signals for cell phones, video and the Internet to an area the size of Texas.