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aer·o·stat

 (âr′ō-stăt′)
n.
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.

aerostat

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

aer•o•stat

(ˈɛər əˌstæt)

n.
any lighter-than-air aircraft, as a balloon or dirigible.
[1775–85]
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The TV Marti program that beams into Cuba is the only part of the government broadcast portfolio that requires help from an aerostat.
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A World Wide Aeros unmanned aerostat blimp has already been deployed by the Marine Corps.
The Persistent Surveillance System (PSS), which consists of an unarmed aerostat (a "blimp) with mounted camera equipment, will allow Afghan National Security Forces and Pakistani security forces to monitor the border region more effectively, says a statement issued by the US embassy.
The Persistent Surveillance System (PSS), consisting of an aerostat (a blimp) mounted with camera equipment, will be flown on a tether several thousand feet in the air to enable round-the-clock surveillance of a wide area.
The first portion of the mission went according to plan, but during an approach to one of the bases, the wingman struck an aerostat cable at 300 feet AGL and was forced to make an emergency landing.
Handing over of the Aerostat and its accessories to the DRDO, free of cost on "as-is-where-is" basis, with waiving of customs duty, penalty, interest etc.
The Persistent Surveillance System (PSS), which consists of an unarmed aerostat (a blimp) with mounted camera equipment, will allow Afghan National Security Forces and Pakistani security forces to monitor the border region more effectively, says a statement issued by the US embassy.
Weather permitting, pilots from the Willamette Aerostat Society will provide a sky-high demonstration from 10 a.
Its students are now working on developing an aerostat that will serve as a surveillance device and monitor an entire district.
Since 2011, the Abu Dhabi group and Icarus have been co-operating on the development and integration of an aerostat system for an ADASI client, said a company statement.