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Instead of decommissioning military drones once they have become obsolete NASA scientists have found a way to give the drones new life; instead of spying on foreign countries the drones will be used to spy on tropical storms as they strengthen to …
HNGN · 9/11/2013
Drones may one day be the source to revealing meteorological mysteries critical to improving weather forecasts. Researchers at NASA have been developing drones that have the potential to fly into a variety of storm systems, and gather a significant amount ...
Tucson News Now · 5/1/2014
Parimal Kopardekar Dr. Kopardekar is leading NASA's drone traffic management program ... for example), what the weather will be like in a given area (because drones are often so light, strong winds put them at risk), and whether any other vehicles are ...
The Business Insider · 9/26/2014
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but operational drones for weather analysis have only been put into practice in the last few years. According to NASA, the agency’s Global Hawk drone made “the first ever high-altitude flyover of a tropical cyclone with a UAS (unmanned aircraft system).”
Washington Post · 4/25/2014
A new air traffic control system announced today by Exelis Inc. offers just that option. The drone autopilot company has partnered with NASA to create a system of ... terrain below and information about the weather. With this information, the FAA would ...
Popular Science · 3/11/2015
The weather agency issued warnings for flooding ... they are the size of large commercial jets and are flown remotely from a NASA base on the Virginia coast. The drones are capable of flying for 30 hours at an altitude of 21,000 meters (69,000 feet ...
Space Daily · 9/15/2013
However, NASA has told the New York Times that actual ... For one, a decent gust could easily push a drone into a building and crash it, so tracking weather would be a must, adding a layer of complexity. Maintaining separation between low-flying drones ...
Engadget · BySteve Dent · 9/2/2014
Starting this fall, NASA will begin flying Global ... at least two hurricanes this season—weather permitting, of course—and the first flights should prepare them well for the next two years, when the drones will spend a full four or five weeks in ...
Popular Mechanics · 9/6/2012
NASA drones will fly this August to investigate hurricane ... "African Saharan dust suppresses tropical development," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck. "It's hard to produce anything in African dust." Every summer, impulses come …
AccuWeather · 8/2/2013
In a bid to strengthen the weather forecast system to predict hurricanes and their strength, the NASA scientists are using former military surveillance drones to understand more about how tropical storms intensify. Terming the development important ...
States Chronicles · 5/17/2015