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High-Flying Solar Drones Could Replace Satellites

September 16th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

On October 4th, 1957, Russia launched the Sputnik satellite into low-Earth orbit, setting off the Space Race and the golden age of space exploration. 56 years later, and our atmosphere is cluttered with single-use satellites. A new idea replaces satellites with much cheaper solar-powered drones that are cheaper, cover a wider area, and are reusable many times over

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