The Solar Impulse round-the-world flight archive: 2015
Solar Impulse is “mission-ready” as of the 15th of April 2016. This means that the plane and support team are ready to fly as soon as a weather conditions allow.
ABB is proud to renew its technology alliance with Solar Impulse and, during the second half of this historic mission to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power, will be demonstrating how we are doing on the ground what Solar Impulse is achieving in the air
Fueled by the sun, a pioneering spirit and technological innovation
Home away from home: ABB's technology and engineering expertise help protect the Si2 plane while on the ground
Designed to withstand winds of 100km/h, the mobile hangar can inflate in 6-8 hours.
Take a look inside:
Meet our 'solar impulse' engineers: as part of the project, 3 ABB engineers were embedded on the Solar Impulse team, split between the Mission Control Center in Monaco, the engineering team in Switzerland, and the ground crew that follows the plane around the world.