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Antares – the world's first aircraft to take off using a fuel cell



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Antares – the world's first aircraft to take off using a fuel cell
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Antares takes to the air at ILA in Berlin for the first time. The Antares DLR-H2 research aircraft, developed in cooperation with Lange Aviation GmbH, and its propulsion system, are substantially based on the Antares 20E self-launching motor glider, which has already been in production for several years. Two additional external pods, housing the fuel cell system and the hydrogen tanks, are added underneath the wings, which have been strengthened for this purpose. The Antares DLR-H2 can take off using only the energy from its fuel cell – a world first.

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