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Pathfinder UAV

Country of Origin: USA


Pathfinder was a solar-powered, ultra-lightweight research aircraft developed by AeroVironment Corp. and NASA. The vehicle was tested for high-altitude and long-duration flights. The Pathfinder included advanced solar cell, battery and electric motor technology.

The Pathfinder was the initial vehicle for an anticipated fleet of solar-powered aircraft that could stay airborne for weeks or months on sampling and imaging missions.

Solar arrays covered most of the upper wing surface to...

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