Mission analysis of solar powered aircraft



Publisher: Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Inc., Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center in Sunnyvale, Calif, Hampton, Va

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  • Airplanes -- Auxiliary power supply.,
  • Solar energy.,
  • Aircraft performance.,
  • Mission planning.,
  • Solar powered aircraft.,
  • Solar propulsion.

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StatementDavid W. Hall, ... [et al.].
SeriesNASA contractor report -- 172583., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-172583.
ContributionsHall, David W., Lockheed Missiles and Space Company., Langley Research Center.
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Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL16154866M

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At this altitude, the atmospheric pressure is similar to pressure at terrestrial flight altitudes. Some design considerations for solar-powered aircraft Performance and operating characteristics are presented for a solar powered aircraft intended to remain aloft for long periods.

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