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Sailboat improved by use of space technology
- Title Sailboat improved by use of space technology
- Released 05/05/2006 2:34 pm
- Copyright Th. Martinez
When Marc Thiercelin set out on the Vendée Globe 2004, one of the world’s toughest sailing races, three novel space technologies were used to give his six-year-old boat a ‘spacelift’. Lighter batteries, more efficient solar cells and an intelligent energy management system cut critical weight and optimised vital electricity systems. All three were originally developed for Europe's space programmes.
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