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Russia’s first fuel cell powered unmanned flight
Fuel Cells, Nov 12 2010 (The Hydrogen Journal)
- Hydrogen Energy reports that its fuel cell systems have been used for Russia's first ever unmanned fuel cell powered flight, in a test facility near Moscow.
The test flight lasted "several minutes".
However researchers see it as the first step to a great deal more projects with aviation research, picking up on projects which were interrupted in the mid 1990s.
The flight used an AEROPAK proton exchange membrane system designed for mini-UAV propulsion.
The hydrogen was stored in compressed form.
The hydrogen also powered cooling and control systems.