Hydrogen Drone Takes Flight - 6/13/2012
Boeing’s Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its first autonomous flight at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. The 28-minute flight began at 6:22 a.m. Pacific time as the liquid-hydrogen powered aircraft lifted off its launch cart. Phantom Eye climbed to an altitude of 4,080 feet and reached a cruising speed of 62 knots.
Phantom Eye’s liquid-hydrogen propulsion system will allow the aircraft to stay on station for up to four days while providing persistent monitoring over large areas at a ceiling of up to 65,000 feet, creating only water as a byproduct. The demonstrator, with its 150-foot wingspan, is capable of carrying a 450-pound payload.
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