Solar Impulse 2 team prepare to resume round-the-world flight

The team behind Solar Impulse 2 are ready to resume their attempt at the first round-the-world, zero-fuel flight. The team said it plans to identify on Friday the first favourable opportunity for Bertrand Piccard, Swiss co-founder and co-pilot, to fly towards North America, despite difficult weather conditions. Solar Impulse 2 had landed in Hawaii last […]

The team behind Solar Impulse 2 are ready to resume their attempt at the first round-the-world, zero-fuel flight.

The team said it plans to identify on Friday the first favourable opportunity for Bertrand Piccard, Swiss co-founder and co-pilot, to fly towards North America, despite difficult weather conditions.

Solar Impulse 2 had landed in Hawaii last July after a record-breaking flight during which the aeroplane sustained battery damage due to overheating.

Since February, the team ran 13 test flights, including maintenance flights that showed its new cooling system was functioning well ahead of the Pacific Ocean crossing.

The Masdar-sponsored plane took off from Abu Dhabi on March 9 last year and aims to complete its solar-powered circumnavigation of the Earth this summer.

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