Facebook has reportedly bought a company that’s developing high-flying solar-powered drones that could help spread the Internet.
Solar Impulse’s 2015 around-the-world flights will be a test of pilot endurance, and the prep is beginning now with a cross-Atlantic “flight.”
Solar Impulse is developing its next generation sun-powered aircraft for an around-the-world attempt, which it will make with Google as a key partner.
Alta Devices says its gallium arsenide thin-film solar cells could provide virtually limitless power for unmanned aerial vehicles, while adding “practically no weight.”
Expected crosswinds and headwinds force Solar Impulse to split Friday’s planned St. Louis-Washington, D.C., trip into two legs, with a stopover in Cincinnati.
The remarkable, sun-fueled Solar Impulse airplane departs Phoenix at 4:47 this morning, headed to Dallas as its cross-country journey resumes.
The solar-powered Solar Impulse airplane has drawn big crowds to see it in Phoenix, where it will stay until at least May 20 before resuming a cross-U.S. trip.