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Prototypes: Bertrand Piccard presents the "Solar Impulse" aircraft

Dübendorf, Switzerland - The first experimental flight is forecast for 2009

The first prototype of the "Solar Impulse" solar energy-powered aircraft was presented today at the airport of Dübendorf, Switzerland. The initiative of Bertrand Piccard is absolutely compliant with the precautionary request of renewable energy usage in order to safeguard the environment. The goal of this first airplane with a 61 metres wingspan, said Piccard to the press, is to verify that the...

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