The aircraft aircraft aircraft aircraft aircraft successfully completed the first flight of 25 days, 23 hours and 57 minutes.
The Zephyr’s unmanned airplane has a mass of 75 kg when the wings are scattered 25 meters. He flew in the stratosphere at an altitude of about 21 km and operated only due to solar energy.
Airbus describes the device as the element of the local satellite service and continues to improve its endurance. Engineers will conduct a detailed analysis of the data obtained, after which they are planning to begin preparation of new flights to the second half of 2018.
Almost a 26-day journey has become a new world record for the duration of a continuous flight for today. The company considers it a very successful result that opens up tremendous opportunities for the future development of this class of aircraft.
Apparatus on solar energy change our idea of how future the future of aviation can look. In 2016, the SOLAR IMPULSE 2 piloted aircraft made a world journey, but it consisted of 17 stages.