LIGHT POWER: Aurora Flight Sciences has completed a test wing section built on company funds to support its bid for Phase 2 of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Vulture program to demonstrate technology for a five-year-endurance solar-powered stratospheric unmanned aircraft. With a span of 22 feet and chord of 15 feet, the test wing is made from advanced composites and lightweight plastics, and the upper surface is covered with solar cells. Aurora, Boeing and Lockheed ...

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