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SunLight Eagle in flight, the solar-powered aircraft

Manassas, USA - It is a derivative of an earlier human-powered aircraft, the MIT Light Eagle

Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that it has successfully flown the SunLight Eagle, a solar-powered unmanned aircraft. The flights took place at the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center operated by the Physical Science Laboratory of New Mexico State University. The SunLight Eagle has a wingspan of about 35 m, roughly that of a DC-9 jetliner, yet weighed only 75 kg at liftoff. "The...

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