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Solar Impulse 2 to take off soon

The third test flight of the Solar Impulse 2 was performed from the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi's small Al-Bateen airport early on March 2, 2015. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as March 7 but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the relatively cloudless Gulf.

Solar Impulse 2 to take off soon
Bertrand Piccard, one of the two Swiss pilots of the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, takes off from the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi's small Al-Bateen airport during a third test flight early on March 2, 2015. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as March 7 but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the relatively cloudless Gulf. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 to take off soon
Bertrand Piccard, one of the two Swiss pilots of the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, takes off from the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi's small Al-Bateen airport during a third test flight early on March 2, 2015. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as March 7 but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the relatively cloudless Gulf. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 to take off soon
Bertrand Piccard, one of the two Swiss pilots of the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, lands at the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi's small Al-Bateen airport during the third test flight early on March 2, 2015. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as March 7 but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the relatively cloudless Gulf. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 to take off soon
Bertrand Piccard, one of the two Swiss pilots of the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, lands at the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi's small Al-Bateen airport during a third test flight early on March 2, 2015. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as March 7 but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the relatively cloudless Gulf. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 to take off soon
Members of the Solar Impulse 2 team escort the solar-powered plane on the tarmac of the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi's small Al-Bateen airport early on March 2, 2015, following a third a test flight. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as March 7 but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the relatively cloudless Gulf. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 to take off soon
Members of the Solar Impulse 2 team prepare the solar-powered plane before third a test flight early on March 2, 2015, at the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi's small Al-Bateen airport. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as March 7 but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the relatively cloudless Gulf. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 to take off soon
Members of the Solar Impulse 2 team prepare the solar-powered plane before third a test flight early on March 2, 2015, at the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi's small Al-Bateen airport. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as March 7 but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the relatively cloudless Gulf. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 to take off soon
Bertrand Piccard, one of the two Swiss pilots of the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, sits in the cockpit before a third test flight early on March 2, 2015 at the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi's small Al-Bateen airport. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as March 7 but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the relatively cloudless Gulf. (AFP/Getty Images)