What is ‘Greased Lightning-10 (GL-10)’, recently in the news?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]
(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
- The Greased Lightning-10 (GL-10) is an innovative aircraft designed and tested by NASA that operates using electricity.
- It is equipped with ten engines and can take off and land vertically, similar to a helicopter, while also having the capability to fly with the efficiency of an airplane.
- Additionally, this aircraft is classified as a hybrid diesel-electric tilt-wing aircraft.