Solar Drone Aircraft Work As Atmospheric Satellites

August 23, 2013 · Print This Article

Part of the resurgence of airships in recent years has been due to research carried out with an eye toward long-duration purposes such as surveillance, imaging, and even serving as regional wireless antennas. But developments in unmanned aerial vehicles and military drones, as well as improvements in solar powered aircraft are being combined into smaller, unmanned, conventional aircraft. The advantage of high-altitude and long-term persistence that was once

the sole province of satellites is now becoming more readily available as winged drones seem poised to leap past airships.

One example is the Titan Aerospace Solara 50, which has the potential to carry up to 70 pounds (31.75 kilograms) of payload and stay aloft at an altitude of 60,000 to 70,000 feet (18.3 to 21.3 kilometers) and remain there for years. Of course, in the current security-focused […]

[Source] Cynthia

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