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Solar Impulse airplane gets ready to fly day and night

Payerne, Switzerland - After its first successful flight on April 7, 2010

Since its first successful flight on April 7, 2010, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA has completed 8 tests flights. These have enabled to optimize the aircraft and allowed the pilots to familiarize themselves with its flight behaviour and confirm its aerodynamic performance. The aircraft is now ready to enter into a new test phase. The objective is an ambitious one: to demonstrate that it is possible to...

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