Participate in the development of a zero emission aircraft.
This is the exciting challenge launched by a small team of Isae-SupAero students, with the support of several industrial partners.
As part of the project called Mermoz, "
we plan to build a drone powered by an electric motor powered by a hydrogen fuel cell that will be able to cross the Atlantic in 2023
", explains Jean-Marc Moschetta, professor of aerodynamics at the 'Isae SupAero, who is piloting this project with around ten students and post-doctoral researchers.
A project piloted in a start-up spirit.
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With its 14 kilos on the scale and a wingspan of 3.60 meters, this miniature aircraft will carry in its 6-liter tank, installed in its fuselage, 420 grams of liquid hydrogen, obtained from the electrolysis of water and maintained in this form at -253 degrees Celsius.
It will be equipped with electric motors powered by a fuel cell.
It will be able to cover 3000 km in one go
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