Normally the footprint for high altitude aerostats consists of many tons of trailers, winches, helium bottles, generators, cables etc. This is because normal blimps need to be huge and complex to acheive serious altitude. However, Helikites are far smaller and simpler for the same performance, allowing the entire footprint to be reduced to just one small wooden box.
CHAMP is a new concept in rapidly transported and deployed aerostats.It is a stand-alone, air-mobilesystem. A 4ft x 4ft palleted box folds open to reveal everything required to create a permanent Helibase, inflate a 10 cubic metre Skyhook Helikite and then fly it up to 2400ft - all within 30 minutes. The CHAMP system supplies enough helium to keep the Helikite aloft for weeks. The box fits on a standard industry pallet and weighs190Kg. The contents of the CHAMP case are all waterproofed to allow long-term outsidestorage.
Absolutely everything needed to inflate and operate the Helikite for extended periods is in the CHAMP case.