July 18, 2008

Bon Voyage to the Scarlet Knight Glider

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Rutgers University students and engineers literally launched an underwater robot off New Jersey's coast May 21. The RU-17 nicknamed the Scarlet Knight Glider will be traveling for the next six months across the Atlantic carrying letters to whoever manages to catch it when it lands. Goals include education, testing of new lithium batteries, and creating an international community. The plan is for the underwater glider to head for Cape Touriñán, Spain which is about 3,308 miles away at a speed of 0.5 knots (~.58 mph.) So we figure we should check back in about 240 days.

Via Rutgers

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 18, 2008 3:48 PM
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