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Solar Impulse-2 aircraft lands in Varanasi

The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday landed in Varanasi for an overnight stopover after its pilot held the Ahmedababd 'administration' responsible for the delay in......

The Week that Was

Here's a look at the events that shaped the world last week. Image: Actor Amitabh Bachchan poses for a photograph after the unveiling of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square, London,......

Solar plane's journey gets stuck in red tape

The world's only 'zero-fuel' aeroplane 'Solar Impulse-2' was caught in red-tape after its departure was delayed from the city for want of Customs and Immigration clearance, even as its pilot held......

Solar Impulse-2 takes off for Varanasi from Ahmedabad

The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' today took off from here for the holy city of Varanasi as a part of its round-the-world trip. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg flew the aircraft......

Amazing facts about the world's first solar aircraft

The aircraft has to fly through five consecutive days and nights without using any fuel.   Image: Staff push the Solar Impulse's solar-powered HB-SIA prototype airplane after a test......

Story of two passionate pilots who fly the solar aircraft

The plane weighs 2,300 kg, about the same as a standard family car, wings span 72 m wide, same as a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. Image: Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard (L) and Andre Boschberg (R) pose......

Solar-powered unmanned aircraft to be developed

Elated by the successful completion of the first leg of 'round-the-world' trip in a solar-powered aircraft, CEO of the Solar Impulse Project Andre Borschberg on Wednesday said he and his......
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Swiss pilot Andre Borchberg prepares for toughest leg

NANJING: Strapped into a seat in a tiny one-man cabin, Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg will have to endure extraordinary conditions as he flies over... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/pacific-quest-swiss-pilot-andre-borchberg-prepares-for-toughest-leg/articleshow/47342551.cms
New shortcut to solar cells

Source: WSJLive - 6 days ago Solar Plane Set to Embark on Toughest Journey Yet 02:40 In a historic first attempt to fly around the world in a... ...

http://newsr.in/n/Science/7551koh7c/New-shortcut-to-solar-cells.htm
Solar Powered Flight ready to Set New Record

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), a high-tech, sun-powered aircraft, is ready for the historic flight from China to Hawaii. A 62-year-old, Andre Borschberg,... ...

http://www.topnews.in/solar-powered-flight-ready-set-new-record-2400996
Solar Impulse 2 prepares for 'most challenging' leg of world trip

The Solar Impulse 2 team is both excited and nervous as one of its pilots, André Borschberg, prepares to fly the solar-powered plane solo from... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/world-news/solar-impulse-2-prepares-for-most-challenging-leg-of-round-the-world-trip/article1-1343866.aspx
Solar plane pilot readies for record Pacific flight

NANJING: The pilot who will attempt a record flight over the Pacific in a solar-powered plane played down the risks on Monday, describing the... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/solar-plane-pilot-readies-for-record-pacific-flight/articleshow/47148769.cms

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