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Solar Impulse 2 The First Solar Plane Journey Begins For World Record Mission


Solar Impulse 2 The First Solar Plane Journey Begins For World Record Mission.

After the 16 hours travelling from departure Muscat, Oman. The plane successfully landed in 11:25pm IST at Ahmadabad, INDIA airport on Tuesday late night. Now this plane will go to Varanasi on Saturday. 

For the first time in history, an airplane has succeeded in flying night and day without fuel, powered by nothing but solar energy. Record-breaking flights across Europe, the Mediterranean Sea and the United States brought worldwide attention to the Solar Impulse endeavor, launched by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, proving the enormous potential of clean technologies to protect the natural resources of our planet, and the importance of pioneering spirit to create a brighter future.

Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are two pilots running this solar flight. 
AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron
Its Features:
>> Wingspan: 72.3m
>> Lenght: 22.4m
>> Weight:2300Kg
>> Avg Speed:70km//h
>> Max. altitude:8500m
>> Carbon Fibre: 80%

The mission of this solar plane would have to cover 35000km, 500 hours flight time in 5 month. Solar impulse 2 recharged by more than 17,000 solar cells.






Countries have to cover:

Solar Impulse 2 took off for its maiden flight on Monday June 2nd. It is a great moment for everyone who has built this revolutionary solar airplane. #Si2 has now been approved by the authorities, and is ready for this summer’s test flights. All of this hard work to reach next year our ultimate goal: the attempt of the First Round-The-World Solar Flight only powered by solar energy.

One of the solar impulse 2 pilot @bertrandPiccard tweeted after reached INDIA.

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Source: www.solarimpulse.com

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