More photos have emerged of the Chinese Sky-09P UAS that appears similar to at least one of the unmanned aircraft that was discovered crashed in South Korea. The new photos provide a clearer view of the underside of the aircraft and the slingshot launching system. Continue reading →
Nice UAS-filmed video of Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking its first test flight at the Spacex rocket development facility. F9R lifts off from a launch mount to a height of approximately 250m, hovers and then returns for landing just next to the launch stand. Continue reading →
DARPA is launching a programme called Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System to mature technologies that enable higher levels of cockpit automation to help reduce pilot workload, augment mission performance, and improve safety.
Skycatch, a year-old start-up based in San Francisco that has raised $3.2 million from Google and other investors, builds UAS for the energy industry. The company has already signed deals to test its technology with the construction giants Bechtel and DPR; First Solar, a developer of photovoltaic power plants; and SolarCity, a solar panel installer. Continue reading →
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Monday that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two-and-a-half months ahead of the deadline specified for the programme by Congress. Continue reading →
SkyBarge, created by a group of nine engineering majors at Cal Poly, won a regional American Society of Mechanical Engineers competition. held on April 5th. Cal Poly hosted the contest, which is held annually at various campuses. Continue reading →