Project Icarus takes its name from Greek mythology where Icarus flies too close to the sun before the wax binding his wings melts, and he falls back to the earth. Similarly, Project Icarus will send hardware high into the Stratosphere and, much like Icarus, push our technology to its limits before falling back to the earth.   

Project Icarus was launched in the Fall of 2017 to support the ongoing development of Project Cygnet. Project Icarus aims to to be a small scale, full system prototype of the Project Cygnet archetype. Its goal is to provide important technical and operational data that can only be supplied by a flying, scalable prototype.

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