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Solar powered plane which could be airborne for a year completes first flight

Solar powered plane which could be airborne for a year completes first flight

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  1. Aircraft like this are a good step to reducing pollution and carbon emissions. Especially if you consider how much fuel planes carry

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://news.sky.com/story/solar-powered-plane-which-could-be-airborne-for-a-year-completes-first-flight-11936388) reduced by 64%. (I’m a bot)
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    > It was designed by BAE Systems and Prismatic only two years ago but has already taken to the skies at the Royal Australian Air Force's Woomera test range in South Australia.

    > Ian Muldowney, the engineering director for BAE Systems, described the flight as "An outstanding early result" which "Shows that we can rise to the challenge the UK government has set industry to deliver a Future Combat Air System within the next decade".

    > According to BAE there are more flight trials scheduled for later this year, and once the trials are completed the company suggested the PHASA-35 could begin to be used by customers within 12 months.

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