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2012-11-08 12:29:19

RABAT, Morocco, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) experts participating in the company's pro bono Corporate Service Corps program have recommended a strategy to lift the productivity of Moroccan farmers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The plan focuses on improving coordination between the country's Ministry of Agriculture and the farming community, as well as improve internal coordination within the ministry. Closer ties with farmers will enable the...

2012-09-06 06:31:16

RABAT, Morocco, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the expansion of its operations in Morocco with the opening of an expanded location in the administrative capital, Rabat, effectively doubling its presence in the kingdom. This is IBM's second subsidiary in Morocco, enhancing the company's existing Casablanca operation and strengthening IBM's ability to provide solutions and services to a rapidly expanding base of customers and partners. (Logo:...

Solar Impulse Flight To Madrid Rescheduled
2012-07-05 14:38:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have rescheduled the second-to-last-stage flight of their journey home, a journey that has so far taken them more than 2,400 miles and across two continents flying only on the energy of the Sun. The flight from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco to Madrid, Spain was originally scheduled for a 3 July liftoff, but was later postponed due to extreme high- and...

Solar Impulse Team Postpones Flight From Rabat To Madrid
2012-07-02 19:31:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The flight of the Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco to Madrid, scheduled for July 3, 2012, has been postponed until further notice due to unexpected strong high and middle altitude winds. Piccard was to fly the solar-powered airplane over the Strait of Gibraltar at altitudes above 13,000 feet tomorrow (July 3). However the flight director made...

Solar Impulse Plans Return To Rabat And Journey Home
2012-06-28 12:54:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Now that the Solar Impulse team of pilot Andre Borschberg and project coordinator Bertrand Piccard have successfully completed their mission to Ouarzazate, Morocco, they will begin the preparations for their return home to Switzerland, with a return flight to Rabat-Sale International Airport planned for Friday, June 29 at 6:30 a.m. (local time). The first leg of the journey home will take Borschberg and the Solar Impulse aircraft...

Second Time's A Charm: Solar Impulse Touches Down In Ouarzazate
2012-06-23 08:41:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com 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. Landing in Ouarzazate at 12:25 a.m. (local time) on June 22, Borschberg has completed the Solar Impulse´s most difficult...

Solar Impulse Re-Scheduled For June 21 Liftoff To Ouarzazate
2012-06-20 13:37:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com 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. The ultra-lightweight solar-powered plane first attempted to make the flight last Wednesday, June 13, but was forced to turn back midway through the journey due to high winds and unbearable turbulence. Upon safely landing back in...

Solar Impulse Does 180, Returns To Rabat
2012-06-14 06:23:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com The Solar Impulse, piloted by project CEO and co-founder Andre Borschberg, made a safe landing at Rabat-Sale International Airport after facing unexpected headwinds and unbearable turbulence during its southern journey to the city of Ouarzazate, Morocco. Borschberg took off from Rabat at 8:07 a.m. (local time) on June 13, and made the call to turn his solar-powered aircraft around and head back to Rabat at 3:33 p.m. on June 13. He landed the plane...

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2012-06-12 08:33:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com One week after its arrival in Rabat, Morocco, the ultra-lightweight Solar Impulse aircraft is scheduled to take flight south to Ouarzazate for the first time traveling over a desert-like and mountainous climate, according to the project´s leaders. Andre Borschberg, pilot of the plane that runs on four electric motors, powered only by the Sun´s energy, said this next stage will be the most difficult flight the plane has yet encountered. Because...

2012-06-06 14:20:10

Highlights World Bank-financed Morocco solar project to link Europe, N Africa to power from Sahara sun WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MATIC) -- The Swiss solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse, touched down to a warm welcome in Rabat, Morocco last night, flying from Madrid and successfully completing the second leg of its record-breaking 2,500-kilometer intercontinental flight from Switzerland to Morocco. Mustapha Bakkoury, President, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy,...