Stratospheric platforms

to improve life on our planet

Stratospheric platforms

to improve life on our planet

Introducing Sceye

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Stratospheric infrastructure

Sceye is building the world’s most advanced, high-altitude platforms. Robust, versatile and solar-powered, they operate in the stratosphere at 65,000 feet. From here, they can deliver super-fast internet directly to device and high-resolution imagery of the Earth in real time.

Our mission is to use this pioneering technology to improve people’s lives and protect our planet.

Internet access is a basic right that improves healthcare, education, quality of life and democracy itself. Sceye can provide the first truly equitable connectivity across rural communities and urban centers — connecting underserved locations that have previously been out of reach.

We’re also committed to monitoring and protecting the Earth. Our platforms can carry advanced sensors that can track greenhouse gas emissions in real-time, supporting the development of enforceable, accountable climate-friendly policies.

Sceye believes that doing good is good business. We are committed to providing universal connectivity, and to enabling environmental stewardship.

Equitable connectivity

We are creating a new and equitable service that works for everyone. We work with networks to extend broadband coverage to every corner, so that nobody’s left behind.

Sceye’s ability to lift and power more than any other platform and hold station in the stratosphere for months at a time, makes Sceye a superior solution to both satellites, terrestrial infrastructure and other HAPS (High Altitude Platform Stations).

By lifting a cell tower to this altitude, Sceye extends its reach 100s of times to improve the efficiency and speed, and because Sceye connects directly to any device – cellphone, tablet, PC – everyone can access a high-speed internet service from anywhere.

To deliver this breakthrough, we deploy state-of-the-art massive active MIMO array antennae and 3D beamforming technologies that deliver extended range, efficiency and a high quality of service — far beyond that of current systems.

Sceye platforms uniquely hold station for precise delivery of coverage where it’s needed, filling in all existing coverage gaps. Sceye complements existing ground networks by avoiding interference, efficiently re-using their spectrum to provide a compatible, reliable and rapidly scalable layer of network in the sky.

Earth observation

Sceye partners with business, government and academia to deploy persistent imaging and data collection services. We offer a versatile and high-resolution payload for real-time Earth observation and environmental monitoring.

Forest fires and land protection

Early detection and interception of disasters and environmental recklessness before they spiral out of control and destroy critical infrastructure, ruin wild areas and deplete our natural resources

Maritime search and rescue

High-resolution maritime monitoring to identify dark vessels, illegal activity and to take the ‘search’ out of search and rescue

Industrial emissions monitoring

We use sensors that monitor methane and other greenhouse gases in real time, providing a critical tool for enforcing climate targets  

Science for the stratosphere

We’ve developed the most advanced materials


Our hull fabric in comparison to the nearest alternative used by others in attempts to build the stratospheric platform


Our advanced lithium-sulphur battery

Our ultra-light cape covers our platform’s surface capturing solar energy


Sceye is a material science company leading a new generation of high-altitude platform stations, or HAPS. Our groundbreaking work will help transform lives.

Sceye’s success has been built on a meticulous iterative development and testing process combined with extensive flight experience, allowing us to create the most advanced product in the HAPS sector.

Our engineering team has a wealth of diverse expertise that combines the best of America’s Cup, aerospace and advanced academic research.

We chose the form factor of an airship over balloons and fixed wing aircrafts as it allows for geostationary capability while lifting and powering far more payload than any other platform.

Sceye is solar powered during the day and battery powered at night. We don’t rely on rocket fuel like satellites or single use plastics like balloons.

Working with our global partners, our mission is to connect and protect our planet from the stratosphere.

Our team

Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen

Chief executive officer and founder
Mikkel has built and advised multiple global health and technology companies.

A veteran of the materials science sector, Mikkel spent nearly 30 years leading the global humanitarian company Vestergaard and LifeStraw, whose product innovations help fight disease, malnutrition and provide safe drinking water in the developing world.

He has advised the Prime Minister in his native Denmark, been selected as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum, is an elder in the Luhya tribe and won Time Magazines Invention of the year.

Daniel Doulton

Chief platform officer
Daniel leads Sceye’s commercial roll out, working with strategic partners to design and deploy solutions for a diverse range of clients.

He has 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, which included founding SpinVox, now part of the AI speech platform powering Siri on iPhones.

Daniel is credited with more than 30 forms of IP, helped launch the first smartphones with Motorola/Symbian, and has led venture-backed businesses across SaaS, mobile, media and telecoms.

David Kim

Chief Technology Officer
David leads Sceye’s R&D program, with responsibility for developing, testing and integrating the technologies that will enable the world’s most advanced high-altitude airship.

Part of Sceye’s founding team, David joined Sceye from Vestergaard, where he was responsible for developing the next generation of innovative products to benefit the world.

His holds a PhD in Environmental Science & Engineering with focus on transport of chemicals across membranes.

Anousheh Ansari

CHAIR, board of directors
Anousheh is an Iranian-American engineer and the first Iranian in space.

In 1993 she co-founded Telecom Technologies, acquired by Sonus Networks in 2001, and in 2006 she co-founded Prodea Systems, a technology and services management company.

Anousheh has been distinguished with awards from George Mason University, the George Washington University, and Ernst & Young. The Ansari family is the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize for space technology innovation.


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