Russia To Fly Superconducting Electric Propulsion After Fixes

Yakovlev Yak-40LL
Credit: Foundation for Advanced Research
Following modifications to overcome issues uncovered during taxi tests, a Russian flying testbed is being prepared for the first-ever flight to use a superconducting electric motor for propulsion. The Yakovlev Yak-40LL flying laboratory has been modified by Russian superconducting materials...
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