Artist's rendering of Aurora's MarsFlyer HADD air vehicle Image credit: Aurora Flight Sciences
Aurora's MarsFlyer HADD air vehicle during a Mach 0.7 dive at 100,000ft Image credit: Aurora Flight Sciences
Vulture program envisions 5 year uninterrupted flight Image credit: QinetiQ Ltd.
April 22, 2008 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Aurora Flight Sciences, Boeing and Lockheed Martin as the contractors for the first phase of its Vulture program - a project which aims to design and develop a new breed of solar-powered unmanned aircraft that can remain airborne without interruption for an incredible five years.
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