Monday, December 27, 2010

'Eternal' Solar Plane

A number of 'good' and 'bad' use possibilities for this are running through my mind.

'Eternal' solar plane's records are confirmed

The 50kg Zephyr is launched by hand

24 December 2010 - The UK-built solar-powered Zephyr aeroplane has been confirmed as a record-breaker following its non-stop two-week flight earlier this year.

The world governing body for air sports records, the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), gave Zephyr three records including longest time aloft.

Built by defence technology company Qinetiq, the craft completed its two-week flight in the US in July.

The company sees applications in surveillance and communications.

The July feat led to Zephyr being dubbed the "eternal plane". {continued}

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