segunda-feira, 19 de julho de 2010

Solar Drone Aims for a Record

Solar Drone Aims for a Record
By JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF
A British company is hoping that the Zephyr, a solar-powered drone, can stay aloft above the Army’s Yuma Proving Ground until Friday.
This month we reported on the flight of the Solar Impulse, an experimental aircraft that broke the world record for continuous solar-powered manned flight by staying aloft for 26 straight hours.
But the Solar Impulse is not the only solar aircraft breaking records. For more than a week, the Zephyr, a solar-powered drone, has been circling high above the Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
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