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Solar Impulse Team Test Pilot Takes Newest Aircraft Out For A Spin
2014-06-02 07:46:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Solar Impulse 2, the latest zero-fuel aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, made its maiden voyage June 2, 2014 with test pilot Markus Scherdel. The plane, officially unveiled just two months ago, will be used by Piccard and Borschberg on their 2015 World Tour, as they attempt to circumnavigate the world in a plane powered only by the sun. During an official presentation on May 14, 2014, Piccard explained how looking...

Solar Impulse Team Unveils New Aircraft For 2015 World Tour
2014-04-09 14:59:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are currently planning their next adventure – an around-the-world adventure in an aircraft powered solely by the energy of the sun. In an effort to realize that dream, they have unveiled their latest plane that will make that flight: Solar Impulse 2. According to an emailed statement, “Solar Impulse is the product of an alliance between two men to fulfill a...

2014-04-09 08:21:07

PARIS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the official unveiling of the Solar Impulse 2, Altran is offering viewers the opportunity to discover Bertrand Piccard's new plane in a special "behind-the-scenes" programme to be broadcast on altran.tv [http://www.altran.com/fr/carrieres/chat-live-career.html#.U0OsSah_sVc ] on Thursday, 10 April at 1.00 pm, Paris Time (UTC +2 hours). This programme will also be available in replay. (Logo:...

Solar Impulse's Bertrand Piccard Completes 72-Hour Simulation Flight
2013-12-21 07:04:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bertrand Piccard has successfully completed a mock 72-hour flight in the HB-SIB cockpit replica in preparations for the upcoming Solar Impulse World Tour, set to take off in 2015. The 72-hour flight simulation began on Tuesday Dec 17 at precisely 08:00 (1am EST) and ended Dec 20 at the same time. Piccard joins his comrade Andre Borschberg in completion of a test that will prepare the team, both mentally and physically, for the...

Solar Impulse Goes Virtual: Piccard Attempts 72-Hour Simulated Flight
2013-12-17 08:15:14

[ Watch the video: Will He Make It? ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are busy planning for their upcoming 2015 World Tour, and to better prepare for the mission, simulation testing is an important step in the overall process. Piccard, who hails from a long family line of explorers and adventurers, plans to step into the HB-SIB simulation cockpit, a near-exact replica of the HB-SIA aircraft that...

Solar Impulse Team Recap Across America 2013
2013-07-20 06:42:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A little less than two weeks after the Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg landed safely for a final time on American soil, the duo recently recapped the Across America 2013 mission and take a look at what is on the horizon. The HB-SIA II prototype, a zero-fuel airplane built in Switzerland by a private team of civilians had become the first successful aircraft to fly from coast to coast both day and night...

Solar Impulse Makes History As First To Fly Across America Powered Only By The Sun
2013-07-07 07:04:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Swiss Pioneers of aviation Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have made history with their successful Across America 2013 project, landing safely at JFK International Airport in New York late Saturday night, July 6. Sunday's successful landing of the Solar Impulse zero-fuel airplane marks a significant milestone in aviation history: The first time a plane capable of flying day and night powered only by solar energy has crossed...

Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Prepares For Final Leg To New York
2013-07-05 06:17:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are now preparing for the final flight of their HB-SIA zero-fuel airplane in the Across America 2013 campaign. Borschberg will take control of the solar-powered airplane for this final leg of the journey from Washington, DC to New York. Borschberg is scheduled to take off from Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday, July 6 at around 5:00 am EDT. The...

Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Lands In Washington DC After Pit Stop In Cincinnati
2013-06-16 05:43:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg completed the next-to-last leg of the Across America 2013 project with a safe landing in Washington DC. The zero-fuel aircraft touched down in the US capital at 12:15 am EDT on June 16 after a nearly two day flight with a single pit stop in Cincinnati. Borschberg piloted the HB-SIA single-seat plane for the first half of the flight. He took off from Lambert-St. Louis...

Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Team To Incorporate New Flight Strategy On Next Leg
2013-06-13 08:48:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Strong winds will force the Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg to make an unscheduled pit stop in Cincinnati on the fourth leg of the Across America 2013 project. Challenging weather will force Borschberg, who is taking the helm for the fourth leg of the mission, to land briefly in Cincinnati on the route to Washington DC to complete leg four of the 2013 mission. Once in Cincinnati, Borschberg will...


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Solar Impulse
2014-04-11 10:27:07

The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...

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