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BAE successfully tests solar-powered high-altitude plane

Solar Daily Tuesday, 18 February 2020
BAE successfully tests solar-powered high-altitude planeWashington DC (UPI) Feb 18, 2020

A solar-powered unmanned aircraft with a wingspan of 114 feet completed its maiden high-altitude flight in the stratosphere, maker BAE Systems said on Monday. The plane, called PHASA-35, which stands for Persistent High altitude Solar Aircraft and its wingspan measured in meters, is meant to fly about 32 miles above the earth in the space, in the upper atmosphere between conventional aircr
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News video: Unmanned Solar Aircraft Designed To Stay Aloft For A Year Completes Successful Maiden Flig

Unmanned Solar Aircraft Designed To Stay Aloft For A Year Completes Successful Maiden Flig 01:10

An unnamed solar-electric aircraft that is capable of being in the air for a year has completed its maiden flight. Built by BAE Systems subsidiary Prismatic, the Persistent High Altitude Solar Aircraft (PHASA-35) took to the air in South Australia for its first fully-integrated flight test. The...

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