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Solar Powered Plane That Can Fly for Years Without Refueling

Posted on the 10 January 2014 by Ningauble @AliAksoz

Scientists and engineers at the HQ of Titan Aerospace, engineers are busy in manufacturing Solara, a line of solar powered airplanes which are capable of staying in flight for years.

Solara 50, which has a wing span which measures up to 50 meters, will come equipped with almost 3,000 photovoltaic cells spread on those wings.


The aircraft has been designed to reach a height of 20 km into the stratosphere while carrying a small payload. Solara series can provide broadband services, aerial photographs, patrol the borders, keep a check on ozone layer and to enhance cellular service.

If everything goes as planned, the plane will be on sale in 2015.


Via: WE

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