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A Desert Oasis for Testing Big UAS

Arcturus UAV VTOL Jump-20 take-off

Mesquite, Nevada Is A Desert Oasis for Testing Big UAS The UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) industry includes a variety of aircraft and platforms necessary to accomplish a growing number of mission profiles and applications. There is a lot of interest in small (under 55 lbs.) platforms for commercial applications and for hobbyist, but there is also a growing demand for…

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MnDOT testing drones for bridge inspections

MnDOT could soon be going high-tech in its bridge inspections. (Photo: Collins Engineers)

MnDOT testing drones for bridge inspections ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation could soon be going high-tech in its bridge inspections. The agency is in the midst of a drone study. It’s hoping the technology will help save some money and provide another perspective of how our bridges are holding up. On the side of a pedestrian bridge…

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Drone Tests New Tech to Help FAA

Near Space Corp.'s High Altitude Shuttle System (HASS), a drone that carries new technologies to high altitudes for testing, was used to simulate the return of a spacecraft through controlled airspace. Credit: Near Space Corp.

Drone Tests New Tech to Help FAA Track Commercial Spacecraft A drone that drops into flight from a high-altitude balloon is helping the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test new technologies for surveillance of commercial spacecraft in national airspace. Near Space Corporation (NSC), a private spaceflight company that operates at the Tillamook Naval Air Station in Oregon, sent its High…

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