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2015-03-16 08:22:01

PARIS, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the key challenges of the round-the-world flight that Solar Impulse and Altran are being faced with is managing long-haul,

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2015-03-07 14:06:56

A pair of Swiss explorers are looking to become the first men to fly around the world in an aircraft propelled exclusively by solar power, a perilous journey that they anticipate will take five months and will pit them against unpredictable weather and other hazards.

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

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 at the helm.

2014-05-13 12:21:42

PARIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Serious game Altran has launched "Mission Altran", a serious game on Facebook designed to enable the public to live the

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

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,

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

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

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.

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

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.

2013-07-26 23:22:07

Presence Switzerland (PRS), the office responsible for Switzerland’s image abroad, which supports the project, has made a very positive assessment of Solar Impulse’s “Across America Mission,”

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

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.


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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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