Solar aircraft Solar Impulse 2 can travel to resume the earth

Apr

17

2016

Solar Impulse 2 is ready to resume his journey to the earth, has announced the team behind the solar plane. Last year Solar Impulse 2 set the record for the longest solo flight ever, but then struggled with battery problems.

According to the team behind the solar airplane capable of Solar Impulse 2 now back in ‘Mission Mode’. That means that the preparations are made to fly over the Pacific Ocean. Currently, Solar Impulse 2 in Hawaii, where it arrived last year after a flight from Japan, which also marked the longest flight ever measured in time. The fact lasted nearly five days before pilot Andre Borschberg landed in Hawaii.

The next few days the team will give more information about the flight schedule, which is also dependent on the weather: in bad weather get the batteries is not enough energy from the solar panels to complete the flight. Because conditions can change quickly a scheduled flight can be canceled before takeoff to several hours. After the flight over the Pacific Ocean there are further flights over North America, the Atlantic, and then to fly to Abu Dhabi terminal.

Last July 2 Solar Impulse arrived in Hawaii, but in the post flight showed that the batteries were overheated. Therefore, the plane could not continue his journey, and the incident became winter last year decided that the earliest this month again could occur flights.

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