MUNICH – A new type of aircraft Airbus has a record. The unit Zephyr’S HAPS, that solar-energy is flying, increased on 11 July, and landed only after 25 days, 23 hours and 57 minutes of continuous flying. It was the first flight of the aircraft.
The unit Zephyr’S HAPS, that solar-energy is flying, increased on July 11.
The Zephyr’s flying at an altitude of 21 miles, two times as high as ordinary passenger aircraft. It is intended that he provides for internet connections on the ground, as a kind of flying router. The device can also forest fires and oil spills recognize. First customer is the Uk ministry of Defence. Airbus calls the plane a pseudo-satellite. The unit weighs only 75 pounds and is in the wings about 25 meters wide. On the surface sit solar cells.
The old record was in hands of Airbus. A precursor of the Zephyr’s continued in 2010, fourteen days at a stretch in the air.
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