First round-the-world solar voyage to take off next month as Solar Impulse 2 will begin its 22,000-mile expedition from Abu Dhabi.
Solar Impulse 2 is the sole airplane of uninterrupted endurance, competent to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.
Solar Impulse 2 is trying the First Round-The-World Solar Flight in 2015 and start and finale its momentous and notable escapade in Abu Dhabi.
The Around-the-World Mission will take place over 5 months from the start of March to late July or first August 2015. The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is Solar Impulse’s host city for the First Round-The-World Solar Flight.
The Solar Impulse team is hosted by Masdar and Abu Dhabi for testing, training, and community commitment ahead of the first solar-powered flight around the world.
Solar Impulse 2 will make 12 stops, taking off from the city capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi, flying for a total of 25 days which will be expansive over five months. As might be anticipated, the accurate particulars of the course will depend to some level on weather conditions – the journey is approximated to start next month but may differ to some extent, whereas the place of a stop in the Midwestern United States will be determined during the journey, for instance.
After the plane takes off in Abu Dhabi, it will make its fuel-free way to stops in Oman, India, Myanmar and China, prior to crossing the Pacific to Hawaii. From there the air travel schedules across the USA, with stops in Arizona and New York and the yet-to-be-determined Midwestern stop. After an Atlantic passage, the last stopover before Solar Impulse 2 comes back to Abu Dhabi will either be in southern Europe or North Africa.