Airbus’ High Altitude Solar Aircraft ‘Zephyr’ Flies for 26 Straight Days

The purpose of the Airbus aircraft is to provide local satellite-like services. It is believed to endure like a satellite, focuses like an aircraft and is cheaper than either of them.

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European aerospace giant, Airbus claims a 26-day run of its High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite unmanned aircraft, Zephyr in a single stretch.

The purpose of the aircraft is to provide local satellite-like services. It is believed to endure like a satellite, focuses like an aircraft and is cheaper than either of them.

The company had also sought to designate the unmanned solar flight to be the longest than other flights previously and be confirmed as the new world record.

The plane weighed around 75 kg, flies at an altitude of 70,000 feet and has a wing span of 25 meters.

Head, Unmanned Aerial Systems,  Airbus, Jana Rosenmann said, “This very successful maiden flight represents a new significant milestone in the Zephyr program, adding a new stratospheric flight endurance record which we hope will be formalized very shortly.”

Solar powered unmanned aircraft are expected to be major breakthrough in the field of aviation based surveys.

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