Solar Impulse 2 завершил кругосветный полет.
Средняя скорость 46 мпх, в дневное время выше. Длина полёта 40 000 км. 16 посадок. Источник энергии - 17248 солнечных батарей плюс аккумуляторы для ночного полета. На пересечение атлантикиушло 70 часов. На тихий океан 118 часов.
Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi more than a year after its initial take off, marking the end of an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey. The plane made 16 stops, including in India, China, the U.S., Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates — where it first took off.
The Swiss-engineered single-seater aircraft is powered by 17,248 solar cells and runs on battery power at night. Its average airspeed was 46 mph, though that increased during the day when the sun's rays were strongest.
It took 70 hours for the plane to cross the Atlantic and 118 hours across the Pacific.
On Sunday, Piccard took off from Cairo in Egypt to complete the last leg of the journey, landing 48 hours and 37 minutes later in Abu Dhabi at 2:05 a.m. CEST on Tuesday.