A sky full of stars and an unmanned plane | Breakthrough Funding

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A sky full of stars and an unmanned plane

ENGINEERING - The story of a plane that can fly for two years without a pilot.

The problem
How do you keep an unmanned plane aloft at 60,000 feet, way above commercial planes and the worst of the weather. Oh yeah, and it has to stay up there for two years and continue to beam internet signals down to earth at tens of Gbits per second, hitting a target the size of a 10p piece at a distance of 10 miles. 

The solution
Get in contact with this incredible company full of bright engineers. They are working to reduce the weight of the 10,000 photovoltaic cells situated on the wingspan, the glue, the composite materials, the . . . well just about everything to keep this in the air. 

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