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Video answers: ‘Solar Impulse update’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. The plane’s batteries were overheated and are now damaged.
  2. It was an error in the evaluation of how to use the batteries in a steep climb, and over-insulation of the battery pack that caused the damage to the batteries.
  3. It means the rest of the flights planned have to be cancelled because they won’t have enough time to repair the batteries before their window for departure closes.
  4. In April 2016.
  5. He hopes that people will continue to support the [‘Future is clean’] initiative which aims to get world leaders to act during the UN’s conference on climate change.

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