Successful Test Flight Of 'Pseudo-Satellite' Aircraft
A solar-powered aircraft with a mission to stay in the air for a YEAR has completed a successful test flight, it has been announced this week (4 Nov).
The "pseudo-satellite" aircraft is designed to serve as a stratospheric telecommunications platform.
UAVOS announced its successful test flight completion of the new modification of ApusDuo solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS) with a wingspan of 14m.
The new prototype is the next step in the HAPS ApusDuo project towards a wingspan of 28 meters and carrying capacity of 8 kg.
The aircraft is designed to serve as a stratospheric telecommunications platform for delivering next-generation global connectivity over practically any territory, including the northern regions during the summer.
Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO, UAVOS: “Following lower-altitude test flights and other preoperational activities, currently we coordinate with the Air Traffic control getting permit to perform stratospheric test flights.”