Stratospheric balloon completes solar-powered flight

September 25th, 2017

World View’s Stratollite navigable balloon recently achieved its first day–night cycle flight. The Tucson, Ariz.-based aerospace company reported that the Stratollite’s solar panels generated, stored and distributed full system power needed for flight throughout the night. Stratollites capitalize on rapid deployability and low-impact flight of balloons, then add solar power and the ability for station-keeping […]

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