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After having flown more than 2,400 miles without a drop of fuel, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg will continue its journey home, with the next flight scheduled to depart from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco
The Solar Impulse team will begin the preparations for their return home to Switzerland, with a return flight to Rabat-Sale International Airport planned for Friday, June 29
About a week after the Solar Impulse team had to surrender its flight from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Rabat to Ouarzazate, Morocco due to high winds and unbearable turbulence, pilot Andre Borschberg successfully guided the solar-powered aircraft to touchdown in Morocco’s southern region after a 17-hour-plus flight.
A week after its failed attempt to fly from Rabat-Sale International Airport to Ouarzazate, Morocco, the Solar Impulse aircraft will make another attempt Thursday June 21 to complete the 16-hour flight, officials said today.
Green technology and aviation both took a step forward this week with the successful voyage of the Solar Impulse aircraft from Madrid to Rabat, Morocco.
Solar Impulse HB-SIA, the first Swiss solar-powered aircraft, once again took flight this week, but this time on an international journey from Switzerland to Belgium.
The July flight of a solar-powered plane built in Switzerland officially set a trio of world records, authorities with the International Aeronautical Federation (FAI) confirmed on Friday.
Switzerlandâ€™s Solar Impulse aircraft made its first cross-country flight on Wednesday, a new achievement by the solar plane following a historic 24-hour flight back in July.
A solar-powered aircraft made the history books on Thursday after flying for 26 hours using the sun's energy alone.
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...