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Dassault Systemes Renews Partnership with Solar Impulse Initiative

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 26, 2014
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Solar Impulse 2 first flight
Solar Impulse 2 first flight. Photo: Solar Impulse

[Avionics Today 11-26-2014] Dassault Systèmes announced the renewal of its ongoing technical partnership with Solar Impulse and publicly committed itself to the next phases of the solar-powered, round-the-world airplane project. The Solar Impulse 2 airplane, which aims to run completely on solar power, was revealed on April 9 and successfully test flown in June of this year.

Solar Impulse uses Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform to design, build and validate this second solar airplane. Solar Impulse 1 was a test bed for the incredibly complex new technologies required to fly day and night using solar energy alone. Solar Impulse 2 will carry the mission forward and fly around the world in 2015.

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