Airbus Introduces A Solar-Powered Drone That Is Powerful, Eco-Friendly & Ideal For Countering Catastrophe

  • The Zephyr Drone ‘Zephyr’ refers to a family of solar-electric-powered unmanned air vehicles that was being developed under a jointly funded program by the British multinational defense technology company QinetiQ along with the UK Ministry of Defence.
  • A Record Breaker The Zephyr S completed a successful test flight campaign in the US when the final Airbus solar-powered High Altitude Platform System flight touched down in Arizona on 13 September.
  • Airbus sent its Zephyr, which resembles an unmanned glider but with two small propellers, into the stratosphere where it flew higher than planes but lower than satellites.

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