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Buoyant Aero

Using drone blimps to move middle mile air freight at half the cost.

Buoyant Aero builds unmanned blimps that move middle-mile air freight at half the cost of a small plane. We're two MIT hardware engineers who've been friends for almost a decade, and we've built satellites and antennas at Astranis, Wafer, and OneWeb. So far, we’ve built and flown four airships - our most recent is 20 feet long and capable of speeds up to 35 miles per hour. We’ve also closed $5 million in LOIs and have two pilot programs planned. We're starting by improving air cargo in remote regions like Alaska and northern Canada, and will expand to move less-than-truckload shipments in low density parts of the world.

Benjamin Claman

Ben has built distributed sensing systems for the military, patented electronically steered antennas for next-gen satellite connectivity, and designed + built GPS data-loggers for motorcycle racers. Originally from Alaska, he's familiar with the challenges of rural delivery, and excited about the prospects of blimps changing the future of air transport!

Benjamin Claman
Benjamin Claman
Buoyant Aero

Joe Figura

I'm an aerospace engineer focused on using things that fly to solve problems. I was a systems engineer at Astranis where I tested spacecraft components and prepared for space operations. Prior to that I wrote simulations of OneWeb's satellite internet constellation. MIT aerospace engineering and physics, and while I was in school I worked on Mars orbiters, space telescopes, and tractor beams.

Joe Figura
Joe Figura
Buoyant Aero