UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

  • question_answer
    What is 'Greased Lightning-10 (GL-10); recently in the news?

    A)  Electric plane tested by NASA

    B)  Solar-powered two-seater aircraft designed by Japan.

    C)  Space observatory launched by China

    D)  Reusable rocket designed by ISRO

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Exp. [a] NASA Langley researchers designed and built a battery-powered, 10-engine remotely piloted aircraft. Called the Greased Lightning GL-10, the prototype has a 10-foot wingspan and can take-off like a helicopter any fly efficiently like an airplane. The full-scale GL-10 will be a diesel-electrical tilt-wing. Currently NASA has built a 50% scale 10-foot wing span all electric battery powered demonstrator. The wings and horizontal stabilizer rotate with fixed motor pods to facilitate vertical flight.

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