Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
MDA Completes Acquisition of DigitalGlobe, Company Renamed Maxar Technologies
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) completed its acquisition of...
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Awards Leidos Prime Contract for Information Technology Management
RESTON, Va.- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science and...
DJI Unveils Technology To Identify And Track Airborne Drones
BRUSSELS - DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones...
VRMesh V9.5 Available with New Advanced Features for LiDAR Strip Adjustment
Seattle, WA - VirtualGrid is pleased to announce the...
NavVis Partners with PrecisionPoint to Bring the American Indoors Online
NavVis, the global leader in indoor mapping, visualization, and...

The SULSA 3D-printed UAS was recovered after a successful flight in the Antarctic.

The SULSA 3D-printed UAS was recovered after a successful flight in the Antarctic.

A 3D-printed UAS built by the University of Southampton is helping the British Royal Navy’s ice-patrol ship HMS Protector navigate through Antarctic seas.

The Southampton University Laser-Sintered Aircraft (SULSA), the world’s first “printed” airplane, is made of nylon, printed in four major parts and assembled without the use of any tools.

The fixed-wing aircraft, along with another quadcopter UAS, provide the icebreaker with a real-time high-quality picture of the surrounding environment from a perspective only available from the air.

“This trial of these low-cost but highly versatile aircraft has been an important first step in establishing the utility of unmanned aerial vehicles in this region,” said Captain Rory Bryan, Protector’s Commanding Officer.

 

Comments are closed.