After high anticipation, NASA has finally unveiled its first all-electric airplane X-57 Maxwell. The main intent behind releasing the all-electric airplane is to raise standards for all the upcoming all-electric airplanes the space agency aims to launch.
The design of X-57 isn’t completed as of now, with the final version expected to have 14 propellers. This will be feature 12 high-lift motors round the corners of the wings, complemented by two larger, wingtip-mounted motors. But, the aircraft’s testing has already begun, with the scientists trying to adapt electric motors instead of traditional combustion engines.
According to NASA, the new all-electric design will be slightly more efficient in terms of consuming energy, as it is designed so that carbon emission will be way less. This will also result in a minimum noise made during takeoff and landing. NASA Details more about the X57 testing stage, stating that “Testing is expected to start with low power, checking the startup and shutdown sequences and verifying that the new motor control software boots up and controls the motors as expected.”
Stay in the know with the latest culture news