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Map & Video: Solar Impulse 1st Solar Flight Round-The-World

Originally published on 1Sun4All.

Solar Impulse is about to make aviation history and on behalf of the Solar Impulse pilots, team and partners, you are invited to follow this sensational adventure as they take to the air in late February or early March. On CleanTechnica we will carry all the latest breaking news about the historic mission. Stay tuned!

Shortly after the Solar Impulse first ever solar flight around the world flight plan was revealed in Abu Dhabi on January 19, the team released a map for the 2015 ultimate adventure. You may want to check out more great photos of the announcement and graphics of the flight attempt.

If we use the technologies available to us today, we could divide by two our energy consumption. Solar Impulse is about achieving the impossible! –Bertrand Piccard.

Departing Abu Dhabi for the five month record-breaking adventure to fly around the world with no fuel — with first stops in Oman, India and China before attempting to reach Hawaii and mainland USA — the final legs will carry the pilots over Southern Europe or North Africa before arriving back in Abu Dhabi in late summer 2015.

When we started Solar Impulse, we wanted to find concrete solutions to apply on the ground, 12 years later, Si2 is about to fly across oceans and continents. –André Borschberg.

solar impulse flight plan map

Map courtesy of Solar Impulse

An overview of the First Round-The-World Solar Flight, in numbers:

  • 2 pilots, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, flying one after the other in the single-seater cockpit
  • 1 airplane: Solar Impulse 2
  • Zero fuel on board
  • A 35,000km (22,000 miles) journey
  • 500 flying hours approx.
  • 10 legs approx., some lasting more than 5 days and nights
  • A 5-month mission (March-August 2015)
  • A 60 people support team

Follow the flight path in the video above. | Credit: SOLAR IMPULSE

This is an adventure and a symbol of sustainability that you can be part of!

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