China plans to test a space drone is solar powered

Date:

2017-02-08 10:30:05

Views:

674

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

China plans to test a space drone is solar powered

Looks Like drones will soon be used for operations not only in the earth's atmosphere, but in space. At least, according to news Agency Xinhua, engineers at the China aerospace Academy to lay big hopes on them. In 2017 they plan to launch the first drone on a solar battery which will be able to move within the near-earth space.

The drone was Developed by a team of engineers headed by Shi Wanggom. At the moment, the test sample has successfully completed a series of test flights in earth conditions and in full swing preparing for the launch into orbit. The exact technical characteristics of the device at the moment, but we know that the wingspan of the UAV exceeds the wingspan of an airliner Boeing 737, and in the course of a series of experiments on the Ground, the flight speed was up to 150-200 kilometers per hour. According to Shi Vanga

«it is the world's second solar-powered UAV after a similar machine that is NASA. Our drone can fly at very high altitudes for quite a long time without recharging».

Space drone, the assurances of engineers, will be used mainly for long-range radar detection, aerial reconnaissance, disaster monitoring, meteorological observations, as well as in the field of telecommunications and relay communications. It should be noted that the layout of the apparatus was first presented to the public in 2016 in the framework of the aerospace salon Airshow China — 2016 which was held in Zhuhai.

Recommended

Three private companies for NASA sent landers to the moon in 2020-2021 years

Three private companies for NASA sent landers to the moon in 2020-2021 years

space Agency NASA has selected three companies — the Orbit Beyond, Astrobotic and Intuitive Machines, — which the space Agency has entrusted the task of delivering scientific and technological equipment on the moon in 2020-2021 years befo...

#video | Nozzle Omega new missiles for the US air force exploded during tests

#video | Nozzle Omega new missiles for the US air force exploded during tests

during the held 30 may in Utah () the first static firing tests of the first stage of the new booster OmegA, which deals with the company Northrop Grumman, the incident occurred. First, as planned, the engines of the first stage of the newest rocket ...

The Mars Rover

The Mars Rover "Mars-2020" set a color stereoscopic HD camera

the New Rover space Agency NASA "Mars-2020" is preparing to join his fellow "Curiosity", having been engaged in the search for signs of life on our planetary neighbor. The main task of the new Martian Autonomous research laboratory will be to study a...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

No one knows where black holes get information

No one knows where black holes get information

If you «to Google», Stephen Hawking is among the most famous living physicists. His most famous work concerns the information paradox of a black hole. If you are interested in physics, it is of course well known. To Hawk...

SpaceX is going to launch a rocket every two weeks

SpaceX is going to launch a rocket every two weeks

the Company SpaceX plans to enter the super productive level of space launches. The company's President, Gwynne Shotwell said in an interview with the publisher Reuters that the company is going to make space launches every two we...

In 2019 to the ISS will install the first commercial gateway

In 2019 to the ISS will install the first commercial gateway

a New commercial gateway to the American segment of the ISS NanoRacks, the company is developing jointly with Boeing. The Boeing website reports that this will be the first commercial gateway to the International space station, bu...