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Thales Alenia Space Validates Solar Array Technology

Thales Alenia Space Validates Solar Array Technology For Stratobus TM Autonomous Stratospheric AirshipThales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space Validates Solar Array Technology For Stratobus TM Autonomous Stratospheric Airship Thales Alenia Space, a joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has announced the successful completion of static mechanical validation tests of the first full-scale photovoltaic modules specially designed for its Stratobus TM autonomous stratospheric airship. Stratobus TM will operate at an altitude of 20 kilometers…

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SimActive for Mining Activities

SimActive for Mining - Drones & Volume CalculationSimActive

SimActive for Mining – Drones & Volume Calculation SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, is proud to announce new features to improve volumetric calculation. Correlator3D™ now has integrated tools for users to generate precise statistics on mining activities. Applications like mineral extraction monitoring can all be done seamlessly within the software. Users can process raw drone data, produce point clouds and…

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FLIR Launches Black Hornet VRS

FLIR Launches Black Hornet VRSFLIR

FLIR Launches Black Hornet VRS Vehicle Reconnaissance System FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the FLIR Black Hornet® Vehicle Reconnaissance System (VRS), featuring the Black Hornet 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for global military, government agency, and first responder vehicle-mounted operations. The Black Hornet VRS is based on an adaption of the unique Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS), the world’s smallest…

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Advanced Solar Technology is Critical

Advanced Solar Technology is Critical for a New Era in MappingAlta Devices

Advanced Solar Technology is Critical for a New Era in Mapping Rapid change is occurring in the mapping industry as geoinformation becomes critically linked to innovative applications such as autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft, and smart cities. AI, augmented reality, and virtual reality are also impacting the way geospatial data is collected and analyzed. Many improvements in geodata collection have been…

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PAE ISR Partners with NASA For 2020 Demo

PAE ISR Partners With NASA For 2020 Unmanned Aircraft Demo in U.S. AirspacePAE ISR

PAE ISR Partners With NASA For 2020 Unmanned Aircraft Demo in U.S. Airspace PAE ISR, LLC, the original equipment manufacturer of the Resolute Eagle, signed a cooperative agreement with NASA to conduct a demonstration in the 2020 National Airspace System and work toward full integration of unmanned aerial systems into the NAS. “NASA’s Systems Integration and Operationalization Demo program is a…

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Introducing The DroneSense-FLIR Edition

FLIR Announces DroneSense-FLIR Edition Drone Flight Management SoftwareFLIR

DroneSense-FLIR Edition Drone Flight Management Software FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the new DroneSense-FLIR Edition this week at Firehouse Expo 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. This drone flight management software platform, designed for public safety applications, is the first collaborative product to result from a recent strategic investment in DroneSense. FLIR invested in the Austin, Texas-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) software developer in…

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Picterra Introduces AI Platform

Picterra Introduces AI Platform for Object-Detection and Geospatial AnalyticsPicterra 

Picterra Introduces AI Platform for Object-Detection and Geospatial Analytics Picterra introduced the BETA version of their AI object-detection and analytics platform to the professional geospatial community at Intergeo 2018. We are currently in an age where Earth observation data —captured daily by satellites, drones, and other data collection platforms — is abundant and research in artificial intelligence for object detection is…

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Understanding Class E Airspace

Understanding Class E Airspace and Sorting Through False Information Gold Seal UAV Ground School

Understanding Class E Airspace and Sorting Through False Information Understanding Class E airspace has been a common topic on the various discussion forums, specifically regarding flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in class E airspace. The question is do you need FAA authorization or can you fly in this airspace just as you can in class G? FAR 107.41 Operation in certain airspace states:…

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First FAA Approved Civil Use of BVLOS with Radar

Avitas Systems Is The First FAA Approved Civil Use of BVLOS with RadarAvitas Systems

Avitas Systems Is The First FAA Approved Civil Use of BVLOS with Radar Avitas Systems, a GE venture, announced that it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes Avitas Systems to fly a UAS over 55 pounds at low altitudes without…

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MicroLink Devices Powers Stratospheric Flight

MicroLink Devices Powers Stratospheric Flight of Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr S HAPS Solar Aircraft Successfully Airbus Defence and Space

MicroLink Devices Powers Stratospheric Flight of Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr S HAPS Solar Aircraft Successfully MicroLink Devices extends its congratulations to the Zephyr team of Airbus Defence and Space for the successful launch and landing of the maiden flight of the next-generation Zephyr UAV that flew more than 25 days continuously without refueling, setting a new long-endurance flight record. The Zephyr platform…

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