Metin Kaplan
MA Advanced Product Design

Sunrise: Solar Powered Thermal Airship

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Aerostats are lighter than air vehicles that do not require any energy consumption to stay in the air. In comparison, Aerodynes are winged aircrafts that rapidly consume energy in order to stay airborne. Although Aerostats are more efficient, safe and the environmental friendly method of flying during long flights at lower speed, today, aerodynes are used in these kinds of missions due to the lack of suitable and accessible Aerostats.