High altitude platform stations for Australia

The paper reviews the current progress towards a viable HAPS, including transitional tethered aerostats, and their potential application to Australia, especially for rural and remote areas. Business planning and regulatory issues are also briefly discussed, as well as some of the remaining technical challenges for HAPS. Copyright 2008 Les Davey, Richard (Dick) Butler, Richard Buchanan, Robert W. Phillips and Dr. Y.C. Lee. No part of this article may be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the publisher.