New Zealand’s Kea Advances Solar Stratospheric UAV Plans

The prototype solar-powered unmanned aircraft flew for more than 14 hr.
Credit: Kea Aerospace
New Zealand startup Kea Aerospace has conducted a 14 hr. 3 min. test flight of a subscale prototype as it continues development of a large, solar-powered unmanned aircraft capable of remaining aloft in the stratosphere for months. The test flight was conducted over the Project Tawhaki area on the...

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