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    Zephyr flies at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground— and beyond

    Zephyr flies at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground— and beyond

    YUMA PROVING GROUND, AZ, UNITED STATES

    07.16.2021

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    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    In 2010, the Zephyr unmanned aircraft stayed aloft for two straight weeks high above U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), setting a world record. In 2018, an upgraded Zephyr returned to YPG and shattered its previous record, flying continuously for 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes in YPG’s vast air space at altitudes far higher than normally achieved by commercial airplanes.

    This year, the same aircraft used in 2018 returned to YPG, albeit with some differences. The Zephyr crew labored at YPG since late last year utilizing test flight vehicles constructed at 30% scale of the actual Zephyr and an instrumented full-sized aircraft that flew 18 days over YPG collecting data prior to the most recent record-setting flight.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 07.16.2021
    Date Posted: 10.12.2021 17:21
    Photo ID: 6883883
    VIRIN: 210716-A-AB000-572
    Resolution: 4912x7360
    Size: 4.26 MB
    Location: YUMA PROVING GROUND, AZ, US 

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    Downloads: 15

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