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The Solar Impulse

The Solar Impluse, a project undertaken by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and headed up by the aptly named Bertrand Piccard is a solar powered aircraft capable of both day and night flight thanks to a 450kg Lithium-polymer battery system and 2,200 sq ft of solar panels mounted atop the wings. It has a seating capacity of one, the pilot, and is capable of cruising at 43 mph for 36 hours at a maximum height of 28,000 ft. Bertrand Piccard is the same guy who flew the first ever round-the-world trip in a Lanjut →

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