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SUV from plastic bottles will go to conquer Antarctica

Внедорожник из пластиковых бутылок поедет покорять АнтарктидуThe mass of the Solar Voyager is 1485 kg.

Less than 50 days the Dutch Edwin and Lisbeth Ter the wold will go on an expedition in Antarctica, built with the support of partners Fund Clean2Antarctica SUV Solar Voyager. In a jeep with a body of recycled plastic and power plant, powered by solar panels, they will travel 2,400 kilometers.

The basis for the body Solar Voyager steel 4000 hexagons HexCores. They were printed on 3D-printer filament for which have received from pre-shredded plastic bottles. Tractor with two trailers with a total length of 16 meters, equipped with ten double-sided solar panels and six vacuum tubes for melting snow.

The total mass of the Solar Voyager is 1485 kilograms, and maximum speed does not exceed eight kilometers per hour. Arctic all-terrain vehicle equipped with wheels low pressure strengthening in the form of a metal grid, and ability to kept warm glass. The trailer is a supply of food for 47 days.

The expedition starts from the camp on the Union glacier. To overcome the route to the South pole and back to Edwin and Lisbet plan for 30 days. For communication with the command center, travelers will use the world’s first energy-efficient LPGAN satellite network (Low Power Global Area Network) deployed by the Dutch company Hiber. It will monitor the location of the Rover.

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