Latest Solar Impulse Project Stories

2011-06-11 07:37:34

A Swiss solar-powered aircraft will make a second international flight from Brussels to Paris on Saturday, where its creators will show off the aircraft at the 49th international air show at Le Bourget, which runs from June 20 to 26.

2011-05-13 11:15:00

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.

2010-10-29 09:55:00

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.

2010-09-23 05:50:00

Switzerland’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.

2010-09-08 06:40:00

The Solar Impulse team, which successfully conducted a round-the-clock flight powered only by the sun, said Tuesday it will next plan three test flights across Switzerland as it prepares the plane for longer journeys.

2010-07-08 12:05:00

A solar-powered aircraft made the history books on Thursday after flying for 26 hours using the sun's energy alone.

2010-07-01 13:30:00

A solar-powered plane set to fly through the night Thursday was grounded after a technical glitch was found, leaving the Solar Impulse crew with just weeks to find perfect weather for the flight.

2010-06-30 05:35:00

The high-tech prototype of a groundbreaking Swiss initiative to fly around the world using solar energy will take to the skies this Thursday in the first attempt at a solar-powered night flight.

2010-04-07 09:00:00

A prototype of a sun-powered plane successfully completed its first test flight on Wednesday, staying airborne for 1 1/2 hours as it moves one step closer to becoming the first solar aircraft to circumnavigate the globe.

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