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Centurion Images

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Centurion line art Feb 1998 EG-0019-01 28 KBytes 72 KBytes 100 KBytes 471 KBytes

The Centurion solar-powered aircraft was one of an on-going series of vehicles designed for ultra-long-duration flight at high altitudes. The original vehicle was built by AeroVironment, Inc., in 1983 in a classified program called HALSOL for High Altitude Solar. After tests were completed, HALSOL was put into storage for a decade. In 1993, the vehicle was modified, becoming the Pathfinder. Five years later, another modification yielded Pathfinder Plus, with a wingspan increased from 98 to 121 feet.

Last Modified: June 23, 2003
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