E Green Technologies' Bullet 580 -- World's Largest, Greenest Airship

EcoAlert: A Giant 'Green' Airship

The world's largest airship, The Bullet 580,  will take to the skies early next year, powered by biofuel produced by algae. The moster airship, which is 72 meters long and 20 meters wide, will take off from its future home at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, carrying remote monitoring equipment designed to help forecast tropical storms and hurricanes.

Developed by E Green Technologies, based in Kellyton, Alabama, and 21st Century Airships, in Newmarket, Canada, the airship is designed to transport heavy equipment to remote locations, carry remote monitoring equipment to high altitudes, or act as a communications hub or surveillance platform.

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12.08.10 NASA Research Park to Host World's Largest, Greenest Airship
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E-Green Technologies, Inc. - Airships for Practical Applications

Model 580 Bullet Airship

  • Approximate length = 230 feet
  • Specially manufactured in various lengths to meet sustained altitude and payload requirements.
  • Maneuverable—vertical takeoff/descent; capable of reversing directions.
  • Diesel-powered generators provide a power budget for payloads exceeding 4kw.
  • Payload bays designed for easy access and modification.
  • Dual-redundant flight control system for manned and unmanned operation.
  • Ground Control Systems and data links provide full control during unmanned operation.
  • Water Condensate Recovery System reduces need for helium replenishment.