Connected Mines

Enhance safety and productivity with site-wide coverage from a single ST-Flex SuperTower

Our Solution

Altaeros ST-Flex aerostats allow mining companies to provide site-wide wireless coverage for a fraction of the cost of traditional alternatives, even as topography continually shifts. With the increase in autonomous mining vehicles, automated drilling, increased telematics, and other advances the importance of wireless coverage is becoming increasingly vital to the performance of every mine.

Simpler Networks

Since SuperTowers operate at such a high altitude they can cover a greater area and reach all areas of a mine even as topology is changing. This means fewer mesh network nodes to cover the entirety of any open-pit mining operation.

Cost Savings

Fewer pieces of infrastructure mean cost savings in equipment and labor costs needed to maintain the system.

Rapid Deployment

The ST-Flex can be set up by a team of two people in less than a day to begin providing service the minute it gets to its final altitude.

Mines are becoming increasingly dependant on wireless technology, make sure yours is covered

Blanket an entire mine with a 40km radius of coverage: avoid coverage blind spots from 300m above ground

Choose from our many payload options to find the best solution for your mine: custom payloads can include LTE, 5G, WiFi, IoT, and more


What we do

Altaeros specializes in the development, production, and operation of advanced tethered aerostat platforms. Our SuperTowers are the world’s only full-scale, fully autonomous aerostat system. Autonomy drives significant operational efficiencies, making our aerostat systems an order of magnitude more cost-effective than equivalent platforms.

Altaeros offers a range of turnkey rental and purchase options to meet the needs and budget of every carrier or ISP. ST-Flex can be deployed for as little as a week up to several years. Our crews will deliver the ST-Flex when and where you want it, set it up, and maintain it for the duration of each deployment. Our rugged, towable trailer, can be located anywhere in the world as long as you can drive to it or access it by helicopter. After your deployment, our crews will repack the ST-Flex and deliver it to your next deployment.

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