Flight elektrosamolota SolarStratos in the stratosphere take place next year
Spring SolarStratos Swiss company started tests of the stratospheric aircraft powered by solar energy. During the first flight he could get up to a height of 300 meters and flew seven minutes. Then, encouraged by the developers said that the flight into the stratosphere in 2019, but it looks like things are going even better - a few days ago they announced that the flight will take place a year earlier.
aircraft length is 8, 5 meters, the scope of its wings - 25 meters, it will work on the lithium battery to 20 kW. In order to facilitate the design, the engineers who design the aircraft, decided to abandon the elements without which you can do. Therefore, the cabin will not do warm and sealed - the pilot will have to control the airplane in the suit. It is planned that the flight in the stratosphere last for 15 minutes. If SolarStratos be able to rise to a height of 23 kilometers, it will be a major breakthrough and will allow the startup to move on. In the future, the company plans to take on board SolarStratos tourists, but it still should be very careful to test and think.
Previously, aircraft makers have made the boat with solar batteries, so adept at using the net they do not take up energy. Developers obsessed with environmentally friendly transport and want to show everyone that the use of solar panels can make transport cleaner, cheaper and more modern.