High-altitude pseudo-satellite vehicles

Article Title: High-altitude pseudo-satellite vehicles


Defence & Internal Security Current Affairs Analysis

Why is in news? Why India wants to develop high-altitude pseudo-satellite vehicles, powered by the Sun

The Bengaluru-based National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) successfully flew a prototype of a new-generation unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is being seen as a huge technology breakthrough. It was no ordinary UAV.

The prototype tested by NAL spent eight and a half hours in the air. Next month, NAL, a unit of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), plans to keep it in flight for at least 24 hours.

The full-scale machine that NAL is trying to build by 2027, would be aiming to remain in the air for 90 days at a stretch.

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