29 Jun '15, 8am

Solar plane makes second attempt at longest leg of journey

Solar plane makes second attempt at longest leg of journey 29. June 2015 | Global PV markets , Industry & Suppliers , Markets & Trends , Top News | By: Ian Clover The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has passed the point of no return after taking off from Japan on Sunday, journey expected to take five days and five nights should all go to plan. The Si2 aircraft preparing for takeoff last night at Japan's Nagoya Airport. This longest leg of the journey is set to last five days should all go to plan.Solar Impulse The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) solar-powered aircraft embarked at the weekend on the longest leg of its round-the-world attempt, taking off from Japan for the second time after being forced to turn back earlier this month due to poor weather conditions. The aircraft – which is fitted with more than 17,000 solar cells along its wingspan and fuselage – took off from Nagoya Airfiel...

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