18 Nov 2020

Solar-powered plane may be game changer for mapping

From Checkpoint, 6:27 pm on 18 November 2020

A solar-powered, unmanned aircraft is being developed in Christchurch in the hopes it will be a game changer for the aerial imaging industry.

The Kea Atmos will fly 20 times closer to the earth than satellites - making images clearer and cheaper to produce.

RNZ reporter Sally Murphy and camera operator Nate McKinnon filed this report.