Aurora Flight Sciences has completed a test wing section built with company funds to support its bid for Phase 2 of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Vulture program, to demonstrate technology for a five-year-endurance solar-powered stratospheric unmanned aircraft. With a span of 22 ft. and chord of 15 ft., the test wing section is made from advanced composites and lightweight plastics . The upper surface is covered with solar cells. Aurora, Boeing and Lockheed Martin ...

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