UV - Unmanned Vehicles

Chinese Rainbow goes stratospheric

15th June 2017 - 11:06 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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China's first solar-powered Caihong (Rainbow) UAS successfully flew at an altitude of 20,000m on 13 June, an altitude that is well within the stratosphere, the country’s media has reported.

Possessing a 45m wingspan, the Caihong completed its 15-hour mission and landed the same day. It is supposedly ...

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