25 Apr '16, 7am

Solares Fliegen: "Solar Impulse 2" überquert San Francisco nach Pazifik-Flug https://t.co/EOj7gpnbNh

Mountain View, USA – Der Solarflieger "Solar Impulse 2" hat den Pazifik nun vollständig überquert. Die zweite Teilstrecke von Hawaii nach Mountain View in Kalifornien hat das ausschließlich mit Solarenergie betriebene Ein-Mann-Flugzeug am späten Abend des 23. April erfolgreich beendet. Auf dem Weg zum Zielort überflog der Solarflieger auch die Golden Gate Bridge an der Bucht von San Francisco. Im engen Cockpit des mit etwa 17.000 Solarzellen und einem Batteriesystem bestückten Fliegers saß der Abenteurer und Luftfahrtspezialist Bertrand Piccard aus der Schweiz. Die Teilstrecke auf der solaren Erdumrundung dauerte insgesamt 62 Stunden. Bislang zweitlängste Teilstrecke des Solarfliegers Es war die insgesamt zehnte und viertletzte Etappe der ersten Erdumkreisung in einem nur mit erneuerbaren Energien betriebenen Flugzeug. Start und Zielort dieses Projektes, das bereits seit M...

Full article: http://www.iwr.de/news.php?id=31139

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