Unmanned aircraft developer UAVOS has flown a larger, modified version of its ApusDuo high-altitude pseudo-satellite, taking a step closer to its planned full-size stratospheric telecommunications platform. Where the full-size aircraft will have a wingspan of 28 m (92 ft.), the latest version of the tandem-wing, triple-fuselage design has a wingspan of 14 m, 1.5 times larger than the previous prototype. The latest prototype of the solar-powered, long-endurance aircraft has a lift-to-drag ...

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