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Riding the wave for change

No one can ignore the challenges currently facing our planet in terms of global warming. More and more voices from around the world are joining the call to action and proposing solutions that can be adopted on a daily basis, and movements are regularly on the march, alerting politicians and driving change.

A green wave washed through Swiss politics during the last general election with awareness expressed at all levels and across all parties. This was a turning point welcomed by SolarStratos.

“Awareness is mandatory. I am optimistic by nature, but in this, we have no choice, we must change!” said Raphaël Domjan. The purpose of SolarStratos is to reach the stratosphere powered by solar energy and the team, the scientists and the technical partners are more than ever making it a point of principal that the project respects the environment. The project’s success depends on this respect and an eco-responsible vision.

SolarStratos is recruiting

SolarStratos is looking for a volunteer to strengthen the team during the upcoming test flights. This person would need to be passionate about the eco-adventure and interested in joining as a member of the technical team, starting in early 2020.

The role would be to assist the CEO in monitoring all the technical aspects of the project.

Ideal profile:

  • Extensive aeronautical experience in one or more fields (design, structure, aerodynamics, tests, certification, etc.)
  • Holder of a PPL or other pilots’ licence (a bonus)
  • Good project management experience
  • Good skills in French and English (German would be a bonus)
  • Comfortable writing and taking notes
  • Willingness to participate in this extraordinary adventure
  • Driving licence and own car is essential
  • Attendance according to needs and availability.

If you are interested in joining the adventure, please get in touch with the SolarStratos CEO, Roland Loos, by email:

2020 promises to be a busy year!

Unfortunately, SolarStratos did not fly in 2019 after all, but a lot of tests and preparations were carried out to clear the way for take-off in the new year.

2020 promises to be action packed with test flights using the new wings on the agenda, plus a maiden flight at 10,000 metres (32,800ft), a solar free fall, a first outing for the new spacesuit and tests on the oxygen systems.

Happy holidays!

Raphaël Domjan and the SolarStratos team would like to thank you for the confidence you have in this ambitious project and for being at their side day by day. The entire team wishes you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

For SolarStratos, 2020 will be a crucial year in the conquest of the stratosphere. We look forward to being there and we look forward to seeing you there!

We thank you again for your support and are delighted to offer you a little video clip that summarises our 2019 activities!

Yours sincerely,
The SolarStratos team