September 22, 2015
A laser-based instrument for mapping the 3-D structure of Earth’s forests has passed a major milestone toward deployment on the International Space Station (ISS). The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI), led by the University of Maryland, College Park, and built by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, successfully transitioned to “Phase B,” moving
September 16, 2015
Evolving technologies necessary for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to safely avoid other aircraft while moving through the nation's skies recently were put to the test using NASA's remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft. Equipped with a prototype system of Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) sensors working in concert with airborne and ground-based computers, Ikhana made 11 flights involving more than
June 30, 2015
NASA is working with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) and Honeywell International on test flights of an integrated Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The test flights could pave the way for routine uncrewed aircraft operations in U.S. airspace.
May 10, 2015
HERNDON, Va., May 05, 2015—Exelis (NYSE:XLS) has signed agreements with four Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-designated unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Test Sites for airspace situational awareness and research. The research will focus on using the Exelis Symphony RangeVue sense-and-avoid tool towards safe integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system. Under the terms of the agreements, the
December 10, 2014
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted an exemption that will allow the company to conduct commercial operation of its Trimble® UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution in the U.S. The exemption was granted pursuant to Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012,
September 17, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2014—Exelis (NYSE: XLS) announced the second flight unit of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) successfully completed environmental testing and is six months ahead of schedule for delivery to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ABI is the primary payload for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) series of weather satellites.