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Research study on high-altitude pseudo-satellites: third insight


What are the potential impacts of the use of HAPS technology? The use of HAPS can potentially positively impact the right to life by aiding disaster management, search and rescue missions, and monitoring natural disasters and human rights abuses. However, the deployment of HAPS for border surveillance may push asylum seekers and migrants to riskier routes, potentially increasing the likelihood of accidents, injuries, or fatalities. This current insight presents a review of the impact of HAPS technology on fundamental rights.

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Research study on high-altitude pseudo-satellites: second insight


How can High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) contribute to the operations of the European Border and Coast Guard community? To answer this question, Frontex has launched a research study on High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) at the end of 2022 to analyse HAPS’ potential capabilities for Frontex and other Justice and Home Affairs agencies.

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