Fischer Connectors - AT THE EDGE OF SPACE
19 Jun 2017
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in plane flying at more than 24,000 meters?
At Fischer Connectors, we have – and we’re excited about being chosen as Official Partner to SolarStratos, the first manned solar-powered plane set to fly at the edge of space. We’ll provide expertise in designing and delivering ultra-rugged, mission-critical connectivity solutions to support SolarStratos’ daring project.
The human and technical challenges are daunting! The environment on the edge of space is extreme, with temperatures of -70°C and cosmic radiation. Fischer Connectors’ connectivity has been selected for its:
- track record of high reliability in extreme environments
- optimal ratio of light weight and high performance
- ability to transmit large volumes of data fast over long distances
- wide range of electrical and optical rugged connectors and cable assembly solutions.
SolarStratos took its maiden flight in Payerne, Switzerland on May 5th this year, and it will be the guest star, from 15th-22nd June in Montreal, Canada, of the Northern Solar Festival and the 12th Metropolis World Congress, with an exhibition flight over the St Lawrence River as the highlight.