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How NASA’s electric plane advances emissions–free aviation

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experimental plane X-57, Developed by NASA, will fly for the first time this year. Along the wings are his impressive 14 propellers, powered entirely by electricity. This is great considering the growing demand for aviation despite having to use fossil fuels. But how close will NASA’s planes bring us to this goal?

Finding alternatives to aviation fuels such as kerosene is key if you want to keep flying. Using the X-57 Lithium battery It drives the electric motor for the propeller. However, the energy obtained from a battery, relative to its weight, is 50 times less than that obtained from aviation fuel.

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