Solar-powered flight

News from New Mexico State:

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Aurora Flight Sciences’ unmanned aircraft SunLight Eagle flew on May 12th…Its first test objective was the collection of data on its aerodynamic performance and the solar cells. The next step for SunLight Eagle is to fly longer at higher altitudes. This will require an improved control system and the addition of a parachute. The next flight could be in August.

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2 Responses to Solar-powered flight

  1. marypmadigan says:

    Thanks for the link!

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