The Huge Image: Getting ready for a photo voltaic-powered flight around the globe

The Big Picture: Preparing for a solar-powered flight around the world

Earlier this week, the second Photo voltaic Impulse plane launched into its maiden voyage over Payerne, Switzerland. Photo voltaic Impulse 2 hopes to increase on the success of its predecessor, and make an round-the-world flight in 2015. The seventy two meter-extensive wing homes over 17,000 photo voltaic panels that may energy the craft with nearly limitless autonomy. The worldwide voyage will take a 5 months, and is deliberate to launch in March.

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