NASA drone ditches chase plane in milestone flight

Unmanned aircraft took an historic step forward on Tuesday as NASA conducted the first flight of a large, remote-piloted drone through public airspace without the usual safety chase plane. Using advanced communication and collision avoidance technology, the Ikhana aircraft took off the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California and flew to Fresno and back while sharing the air with commercial and private pilots... Continue Reading NASA drone ditches chase plane in milestone flight Category: Aircraft Tags: drones NASA Related Articles: NASA puts nationwide traffic control system for drones to the test Chinese retail giant building one-ton delivery drones Zipline announces faster-than-ever drone delivery service LA Drone Film Festival winners raise the bar for drone cinematography 7-Eleven

NASA drone ditches chase plane in milestone flight

Unmanned aircraft took an historic step forward on Tuesday as NASA conducted the first flight of a large, remote-piloted drone through public airspace without the usual safety chase ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Gizmag

NASA flies large unmanned aircraft in public airspace without chase plane for first time

NASA's remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

NASA’s unmanned drone had its first solo flight in public airspace

NASA's remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft flew in public airspace for the first time without a chase aircraft. Typically, one follows the large drone when it flies in parts of the ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Engadget

NASA unmanned Ikhana aircraft makes history flying without escort - CNET

Look, ma, no chase plane. NASA's remotely piloted aircraft flies solo through public airspace.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Unmanned Nasa plane flies solo through public airspace

The Ikhana predator drone took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California and entered controlled air space almost immediately, going where only commercial airliners fly.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

In a first, NASA’s Predator drone flew solo in commercial airspace

NASA’s plan to make the sky safe for large drones just took to new heights. NASA says its unmanned aircraft, which it uses to support Earth science missions and aeronautical technology ...

Tue 12 Jun 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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