Solar plane Solar Impulse begins to flight over Pacific




The team behind Solar Impulse has started a flight over the Pacific. Should the flight be brought to a successful conclusion, it is unique in previously flew a solar plane at a stretch on the Pacific Ocean.

Solar Impulse rose up from an airport in the Chinese city of Nanjing. Eventually there must be landed in Hawaii, more than 8,000 kilometers away. Pilot Andre Borschberg is expected to need about 120 hours to spend on the plane to stabbing over the Pacific Ocean in previously took a flight with one person on board for so long. But that is not the most important record where Solar Impulse preys on. If the flight is successful, then the team has the record for the longest distance traveled on a plane on solar energy in hands.

The flight from China to Hawaii is the seventh stage on schedule. Following are four stages. When that has been accomplished Solar Impulse completed its journey to Earth. The journey began in March in Abu Dhabi, and there must also end again in August.

Last year showed the team behind the solar airplane Solar Impulse 2 and made ​​plans for a world public. The main purpose of the company is to promote clean energy. The Solar Impulse 2 has a wingspan of 63 meters and a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour.


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