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An aircraft, especially a balloon or dirigible, deriving its lift from the buoyancy of surrounding air rather than from aerodynamic motion.

[French aérostat : Greek āero-, aero-; see aero- + Greek statos, standing; see stato-.]

aer′o·stat′ic, aer′o·stat′i·cal adj.


(Aeronautics) a lighter-than-air craft, such as a balloon
[C18: from French aérostat, from aero- + Greek -statos standing]
ˌaeroˈstatic, ˌaeroˈstatical adj


(ˈɛər əˌstæt)

any lighter-than-air aircraft, as a balloon or dirigible.
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World Surveillance Group designs, develops, markets and sells autonomous, lighter-than-air advanced aerostats and UAS capable of carrying payloads that provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, security and/or wireless communications solutions at low and mid altitudes.
Provider of mobile voice and data communications services Global Telesat Corp (GTC), a wholly owned subsidiary of World Surveillance Group Inc (OTCQB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air aerostats and unmanned aerial systems, announced on Wednesday the award of a follow-on multi-year order to provide additional satellite-based tracking and mapping services for the US' premier emergency response organisation.
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