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Solar Impulse: night flight successfully...

Payerne, Switzerland - The solar energy stored during the day has been more than sufficient to continue to fly until this morning

At 06:51 yesterday morning, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA took off from the Payerne airbase with André Borscherg, CEO and co-founder of the Solar Impulse project, at the controls. The flight, powered only by solar energy, has already been airborne for almost fifteen hours. Around 16h40, the prototype even exceeded the 8’500 meters that were intended and reached an altitude of 8,700 meters. With the he...

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