What is a ‘Solar Impulse 2’?

(A) Solar-powered mobile phone
(B) Solar-powered missile
(C) Solar-powered submarine
(D) Solar-powered plane

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Correct Answer : Solar-powered plane
Question Asked : UP PCS Review Officer/Asst. Review Officer (Pre) Exam, 2014
Explanation : Solar Impuse is the name of a Swiss long-range experimental solar powered aircraft project, and also the name of the project's two operational aircraft. The privately financed project is led by Swiss businessman Andre Borschberg and Swiss psychiatrist and aeronaut Bertrand Piccard, who co-piloted Breitling. Orbiter 3, the first balloon to circle the world non-stop. The Solar Impulse Project intends to achieve the first circum navigation of the Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power.
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