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Solar Impulse succeeded his fourth step











SolarImpulse - Around the World patch.

March 19, 2015

Solar plane landed Thursday in Mandalay, Burma, 7:51 p.m. (2:21 p.m. in Switzerland), after thirteen hours and thirty minutes of flight.


Image Above: Solar Impulse 2 finished the fourth stage of his world tour. Solar plane landed Thursday in Mandalay, Burma, 7:51 p.m. (2:21 p.m. in Switzerland), after thirteen hours and thirty minutes of flight. The unit led by Bertrand Piccard had flown from Varanasi in northern India.

2 Solar Impulse has completed the fourth stage of his world tour. Solar plane landed Thursday in Mandalay, Burma, 7:51 p.m. (2:21 p.m. in Switzerland), after thirteen hours and thirty minutes of flight. The unit led by Bertrand Piccard had flown from Varanasi in northern India. Solar plane piloted by Bertrand Piccard had flown from Varanasi in northern India. During his journey, he reached a maximum altitude of 27,000 feet (8230 meters).

Shortly before landing, the Vaudois received a warm welcome by the president, Thein Sein, said the Solar Impulse press service. The team plans to stay at least three days in Mandalay. She will participate in various activities with 800 university students. The aircraft should then continue its journey towards China.


Image Above: Solar Impulse Thursday took the road to Burma after a stopover in Varanasi, India, beginning the fourth leg of his world tour without fuel. Bertrand Piccard sat in the cockpit before taking off for a flight of 1,400 miles and twenty hours.

By performing a world tour in twelve steps, the two Swiss Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg want to show that clean and renewable energy technologies can perform feats far considered as "impossible". In addition to scientific achievement, the two Swiss seek to convey a political message. Party Abu Dhabi on March 9, Solar Impulse 2 has to travel 35,000 kilometers in total solar energy alone flying over the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This convolution take five months, including 25 days of actual flight before returning to Abu Dhabi late July / early August.

For more information about Solar Impulse 2 Flight Around the World and follow it live: http://www.solarimpulse.com/rtw

Images, Text, Credits: SolarImpulse / ATS / Orbiter.ch Aerospace.

Greetings, Orbiter.ch

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