«Think Beyond» – Bitcoin Suisse partners with SolarStratos for historical, solar powered mission to the edge of space

Solar Stratos | Bitcoin Suisse

Bitcoin Suisse is proud to partner with SolarStratos, a unique aviation-technology venture on a manned mission to be the first to reach the stratosphere in a vehicle powered solely by solar energy from 2023. Putting this vision into reality would mark a milestone in the history of solar mobility. By pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of technology and space exploration, SolarStratos “thinks beyond”. As a crypto-finance pioneer with a legacy going back to 2013, this spirit speaks to the heart of Bitcoin Suisse. With this partnership Bitcoin Suisse kicks-off a new era of «Think Beyond» for the Swiss pioneer brand.

A Historic First in Aviation

SolarStratos, based in Payerne, Switzerland, is a one-of-a-kind, groundbreaking technology and eco-venture that aims to accomplish a historic first in aviation history: To reach the stratosphere with a two-seated, exclusively solar powered aircraft. The Swiss non-profit is led by Raphaël Domjan, Swiss explorer and pioneer in solar mobility, and a team of pilots, engineers, and scientists. In pursuing its mission, SolarStratos paves the way for a clean energy future and demonstrates the huge, untapped potential of the sun as a source of energy. The venture is building on a series of historical milestones, including Raphaël Domjan’s first circling of the earth with a solar boat in 2012 (cf. PlanetSolar), or Bertrand Piccard’s first flight around the world with a solar aircraft in 2016 (cf. Solar Impulse). Driven by a pioneering spirit, SolarStratos combines technology, science, sustainability, and innovation with an exciting, tangible vision.

The Challenge

A technical and human challenge


The Plane

A plane for science


The Pilot

The initiator of the project


Mission Timeline

“We want to reach for the moon. But being a pioneer means to boldly go where no one has gone before – without guaranteed success. You must be a little bit crazy to do that! And as we venture into the next chapter with Bitcoin Suisse, this partnership will be a big inspiration and contribute towards a clean energy future that will benefit all mankind.”

Niklas Nikolajsen

Founder and Honorary Chairman

Mission Logbook

What does it mean to "Think Beyond"?

In the more than 8 years of its history, Bitcoin Suisse has grown from a team of three to a leading crypto-financial service provider with a team of several hundred employees. Its mission, however, remains the same: To become the leading financial provider for digital and blockchain based assets, offering clients integrated access to the decentralized financial marketplace. Being a pioneer means to boldly go where no one has gone before – without guaranteed success. You must be a little bit crazy to do that! And like SolarStratos, Bitcoin Suisse’s goals, historically and today, aim to have a positive impact for the generations to come.

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