HAPSMobile says its AeroVironment-built Hawk30 solar-powered, high-altitude unmanned aircraft has completed its second flight at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. The 1 hr. 30 min flight on Oct. 23 was conducted at higher altitudes than the first flight on Sept. 11. The test support agreement with NASA Armstrong covers flights up to 10,000 ft. The 260-ft.-span, 10-motor Hawk30 high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) is designed to stay aloft at 65,000 ft. for up to six ...

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