We are very proud to be an official supplier of the Mission SolarStratos, The first manned, Solar-Powered Stratospheric Flight i
We are very proud to be an official supplier of the Mission SolarStratos, The first manned, Solar-Powered Stratospheric Flight in history!Cixing/Steiger develops machines capable of knitting carbon fibers in 3D and lightening certain parts of SolarStratos solar aircraft. Our Conquest is the Sea of Stars!
On December 7th, 2016, solar aircraft company Solar Stratos officially announced the Solar Stratos solar aircraft and its hangar in Payenne, Switzerland. The company plans to conduct an epoch-making mission – letting solar planes fly to the edge of space and planning a five-hour space roundtrip flight in 2018. The solar-powered aircraft is expected to fly into space within two hours and take a 15-minute " tour companioned by stars" followed by a three-hour return to the ground.
SolarStratosde's solar-powered aircraft, made by PC-Aero, is designed for two-seat, 8.5-meter in length, equipped with a 32-kilowatt electric engine and a 20-kilowatt lithium battery, covering a total area of 22 square meters of solar panels on either side of the wing. Life time is more than 24 hours. During the flight to 75,000 feet (about 22,860 meters) of the stratosphere, both the aircraft and the pilot will experience a low temperature of minus 70 degrees and a severe test of the pressure, equivalence only 5% of the Earth's pressure.
In fact, SolarStratos started the project as early as 2014. In 2017, the two-seat solar electric aircraft SolarStratos completed its first flight. The aircraft is the world's first commercial two-seat solar-powered aircraft, and also the world's first solar-powered aircraft that flies into the stratosphere.