Zipline is an autonomous fixed-wing aircraft drone used to carry blood and medicine from a distribution center to wherever it's needed. It can launch within minutes, and travel in any weather.
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First tested in Rwanda, Zipline now delivers more than 20 percent of the blood supply outside the country's capital.
In Rwanda, Zipline drones have flown 450,000 km, delivering 12,000 units of blood over 6,000 flights, approximately a third of which have been in emergency life-saving situations.
Delivery orders are made using SMS text or WhatsApp.
- Capable of carrying loads of up to 1.75 kilograms. Round trip range of 160 kilometers. Flies 4x faster than average quadcopter drones and serves area 200x as large.
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- 218 cm | 86 in
- 330 cm | 130 in
- 21 kg | 46 lb
- 128 km/h | 79.5 mph (top speed), 101 km/h (cruising speed)
- Twin electric motors
- Lithium-ion battery packs
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
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