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Solar Impulse, the airplane powered by solar energy, prepares to fly

Payerne, Switzerland - Following the first take-off last December

Following the first take-off last December, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA prototype enters a new test phase on March 30, which should lead by this summer to the first night flights of an aircraft fuelled uniquely by solar energy. These test flights (first short circuit flight, first altitude flight) will enable Solar Impulse test pilot Markus Scherdel to verify the aircraft’s controllability and flight b...

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