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Mira Aerospace Successfully Completed ApusDuo Solar Aircraft Test Flight

By GeoConnexion - 11th September 2023 - 19:28

Mira Aerospace, a joint venture of UAVOS, a developer and manufacturer of advanced unmanned systems, and Bayanat, a part of the Abu Dhabi-based G42, announced a successful test flight of the ApusDuo solar-powered high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS). The flight took place on June 8, 2023, at the Huye aerodrome, the Republic of Rwanda. With all basic aircraft tests for the ApusDuo HAPS now complete, Mira Aerospace will proceed with preparations for stratospheric test flights. The ApusDuo HAPS successfully achieved a scope of test points, including flight stability check and controllability with a payload of 3.6 kg installed at high altitudes and C2 link performance evaluation (the communications link between a UAV and its ground station).

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