Thales Alenia Tests Solar Modules For Stratospheric Airship

Stratobus
Credit: Thales Alenia Space
Thales Alenia Space has completed static mechanical tests on the first full-scale photovoltaic (PV) modules for the Stratobus unmanned stratospheric airship. The 115-m (377-ft.)-long autonomous airship is scheduled to fly in 2022. The Stratobus is designed to operate at an altitude of 20 km (above...
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