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Cyber Defense Subsidiary Techsphere Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA

By SpaceRef Editor
October 11, 2005
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Cyber Defense Systems, Inc., a designer and developer of next generation unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s), and its wholly owned subsidiary Techsphere Systems International, Inc. (TSI), a designer, developer and manufacturer of manned and unmanned airships, announced today the signing of a Space Act Agreement between Techsphere Systems International ( and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center (

This agreement partners NASA, TechSphere Systems, Unitech, LLC (, Applied EM, Inc. ( and RTI International ( to conduct a study for the purpose of developing a microwave sensor conceptual modeling tool to enhance the existing Langley Research Center vehicle analysis tools to enable the sensor/vehicle to be jointly developed from the science requirements. This Innovative Partnership Project will provide an assessment of ongoing airship technology development and support the validation of existing Langley Research Center modeling. Lightweight conformal “paint-on” antenna concepts will also be studied to predict its overall performance.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to contribute to an exciting and innovative partnership supported by NASA,” said Mike Lawson, President of Techsphere Systems International.

“This Space Act Agreement, sponsored by NASA’s Innovative Partnership Program, will help achieve NASA’s goals of utilizing High Altitude platforms for gathering of hard science for the betterment of our Earth,” stated Wes Lawrence, Deputy Chief of the Electromagnetics and Sensors Branch of NASA Langley Research Center.

After the commencement of this agreement, periodic reports will be completed summarizing Techsphere Systems (TSI) airship flight operations and computer modeled test results for Cyber’s M.A.R.S. airship design. The flights conducted and planned in the near future will provide aerodynamics information from the results of Aerosphere airship flight tests. This information will be used with Langley Research Center System Analysis models and the assessment of the Airship technology as a stepping process to achieve an overall high altitude capability in the 60,000 to 70,000 foot altitude regime. This will allow predicted station keeping capability for NASA remote sensing applications.

“We are very pleased to be partnered with NASA and thrilled to offer our products and expertise to further develop an already outstanding model established by NASA’s Langley Research Center,” commented Mr. Billy Robinson, CEO of Cyber Defense Systems Inc.


Cyber Defense Systems, Inc. is designing and building a new generation of UAV’s. Cyber Defense is currently marketing the airships and their CyberBug(TM) UAV’s to various branches of the U.S. government and U.S. allies as multi-use platform vehicles capable of deployment in surveillance and communication operations. Cyber Defense Systems, Inc.


Techsphere Systems International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyber Defense is located in Atlanta and Columbus, GA, is the manufacturer of low, mid and high altitude airships. Together with their teaming companies, Techsphere will design and build unique airship platforms for use in many areas including surveillance, the military and wireless communications. The current spherical airship design holds the world altitude record at over 20,000 feet.


Proxity, Inc. is a developmental holding company specializing in the deployment and marketing of security protection technology and government contract fulfillment. With 18,750,000 shares in CYDF, Proxity is a major shareholder. Proxity seeks to acquire and develop both internet based business opportunities and security technology. The Company plans to enter into developmental, teaming and exclusive and nonexclusive marketing and distribution agreements with products developed for Government, commercial, military and homeland defense areas.


Langley is renowned for scientific and technological expertise in aerospace research, exploration, and atmospheric science. The Center leads NASA initiatives in aviation safety, quiet-aircraft technology, small-aircraft transportation, and aerospace vehicles-system technology. Langley also supports NASA space programs with atmospheric research and technology testing and development. Eight Center-designed satellite instruments are presently transmitting observations of Earth from space to scientists around the world for atmospheric science and climate studies.

This release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements. These statements appear in a number of places in this release and include all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company, its directors or its officers with respect to, among other things: (i) the Company’s financing plans; (ii) trends affecting the Company’s financial condition or results of operations; (iii) the Company’s growth strategy and operating strategy; and (iv) the declaration and payment of dividends. The words “may,” “would,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control and those actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.


Cyber Defense Systems, Inc.
Techsphere Systems International, Inc.
Billy Robinson, 727-577-0878
NASA Langley Research Center
Wes Lawrence, 757-864-1821
TTC Group, Inc
Victor Allgeier, 212-227-0997

SpaceRef staff editor.