Elektra Solar demonstrated the capabilities of the company’s Elektra One Solar aircraft earlier this month by mapping an historic German town in 3D. The low cost, low noise, high payload electric-solar aircraft was able to circulate silently just 300 meters over the town while it scanning the landscape below.
In late 2016, PC-Aero and Elektra UAS merged to form Elektra Solar GmbH, a company with a clear mission to design, build and sell innovative flight systems, with a particular emphasis on electric propulsion and robotic concepts.
The company’s Elektra Two Solar took to the skies in it’s maiden flight recently as SolarStratos (via Swiss company SolarXplorers) and it is planned for manned stratospheric flight (up to 80,000 ft) next year with an unmanned version for day-night solar stratospheric flights under construction.
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