Jul 12, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 damaged by battery heat, won't fly again this month

The Solar Impulse 2 has been grounded by damaged batteries for at least a few weeks after completing its record-breaking five-day journey from Nagoya to Hawaii. The plane’s team says the batteries were over-insulated and became overheated on day one of the Japan-Hawaii leg. ...

Hawaii-bound Solar Impulse sets record

Jul 3, 2015

Hawaii-bound Solar Impulse sets record

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said Thursday. The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any ...

Solar Impulse fixed but waiting on weather, team says

Jun 11, 2015

Solar Impulse fixed but waiting on weather, team says

A solar-powered plane that got stuck in Japan during an attempt to fly around the world is fixed and ready to go — as soon as the weather gets better, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Solar Impulse 2 was diverted to Nagoya on its way ...