UNISPHERE is a start-up company founded in 2017 by Christoph Schlettig and Michael Anger with its headquarters in Gilching, Germany. UNISPHERE is engaged in the development, sales and flight operations of solar-powered drones and all related activities. This includes consulting and engineering services in the field of aerospace technology as well as the training and further education of personnel for the operation of solar-powered drones. The preferred areas of application for solar-powered drones are the monitoring of the environment, border areas and natural disasters, as well as the spread of broadband Internet and communication in emergency operations.
Designed as a flight management platform, UNISPHERE combines solar-powered drones, flight management services and expertise in unlimited flights. For this, the start-up relies on the knowledge of SOLARIMPULS, in which the two founders contributed as Flight Director to the successful first circumnavigation of the world of a purely solar-powered aircraft. During the 6 years at SOLARIMPULS, Christoph Schlettig and Michael Anger were able to build up sufficient competences in aerospace engineering, feasibility studies and simulations. This enables UNISPHERE customers to perform safe and efficient flight operations as well as integration into air traffic management.
The flight management platform offers the following services to customers:
- A centralized checkpoint for worldwide coordination of versatile HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station)
- Cooperation with aeronautical authorities, national units and air traffic control authorities
- Customer-specific flight profiles and IT solutions for data interfaces
- Start, recovery and maintenance of HAPS
UNISPHERE is supported by the financing program INVEST of the BMWI (German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy) and is part of the ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria. The IST Institute supports the UNISPHERE team in the area of strategy through Dr.-Ing. Guido H. Baltes and in business development through Christoph Selig.
More information at Unisphere.de