These Solar-Powered Winged Drones Are A Cheaper And Better Solution To Satellites (Video)
Aug 22, 2013 12:56
A company called Titan Aerospace thinks gigantic solar powered drones could do better than satellites. Also, it's more cost effective.
The Solara 50 would be kept aloft by its 50 meter / 165 foot wings that are covered in solar panels, and could capture and convert enough power to keep it in flight all night long. The creators claim it that it can stay in the air for as long as five years without needing any maintenance. And unlike satellites, it would be able to return to Earth safely.
The Solara 50 would be equipped with wireless communications equipment to cover an area of 17,000 miles in size. According to IEEE Spectrum, a single craft with a cellular base station could replace over a hundred towers on the ground.
The company has already tested smaller versions of the Solara UAV and are optimistic about commercializing it within a year. [Titan Aerospace via IEEE Spectrum]
Running your business can be overwhelming at times. You want to make sure your employees are present, that payment options are easy and seamless for clients, and you want your database marketing to be on point at all times. Is there a piece of equipment that can run your credit card processing while also helping you store your database marketing ideas? Yes, there is. The Clover pos systems by Merchant Account Solutions offer you a great way to run your company from the palm of your hand. Read more
Lots of people are focused on how we're going to escape our planet. They want to colonize another world because it's only a matter of time before earth becomes uninhabitable. Maybe they're getting too far ahead of themselves and they should be focusing their efforts on something else. Read more
Quite a lot of people started making a living off Youtube recently. As Youtube has started accommodating video-makers to a greater extent, it has become more commercial. From Vlogs to tutorials, you can find channels producing every kind of content for their fans. Read more