Tag: Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse Si2 Lands in Phoenix

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg capable of flying day and night without fuel – landed in Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona, with André Borschberg at the controls, on 2 May at 8:55pm local time (UTC-7) after taking off from the Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, […]

Si2 Said Goodbye to Silicon Valley

After a week of rest at Moffett Airfield, Mountain View, California, Si2 is ready for the next adventure with André Borschberg. André Borschberg took off on May 2nd 12:03UTC from San Francisco to Phoenix, Arizona. Si2 spent a week in California after Bertrand Piccard’s 3-day flight that marked the completion of the Pacific Crossing. It was a […]

Solar Impulse’s Takeoff from Hawaii Scheduled

We knew this day would come where we can finally say: today we will be taking off. After 9 months having put our round-the-world solar flights on hold because of a battery complication during the 5 day/night flight from Nagoya to Hawaii, we are able to resume our attempt to accomplish this solar-powered challenge. We […]

Solar Impulse Ready for First Round-the-World Solar Flight

Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are ready to resume their attempt to achieve the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight with Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the first solar airplane capable of flying day and night without using a drop of fuel. After replacing overheated batteries and running maintenance flights, the team is now […]

Solar-Powered Round-the-World Flight

The Solar Impulse team has released its plans for 2016, including the continuation of the round-the-world flight of the all-solar-powered Si2. With new batteries installed, flight testing will begin in Hawaii toward the end of February, but the team does not plan to take off across the Pacific Ocean until April 20 at the earliest. […]