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WALLOPS ISLAND, USA – A pair of converted military drones are the US space agency's newest tools for tracking hurricanes and tropical storms ... large commercial jets and are flown remotely from a NASA base on the Virginia coast. The drones are …
Rappler · 9/15/2013
The two Global Hawk drones are a central part of NASA's five-year HS3 (Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel) Mission investigating why certain weather patterns become hurricanes, and why some hurricanes grow into monster storms. The massive drones ...
NPR News · 9/13/2013
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
NASA ... drone could fly into a volcanic crater to see if it would make a safe place for astronauts to set up a base, away from the harsh elements. “You could put a whole habitat inside a lava tube to shelter astronauts from radiation, thermal extremes ...
Quartz · 7/31/2015
and even the ability to ground drones because of bad weather. They system could also potentially prioritize air traffic in high-density areas. (Unfortunately, NASA and Verizon's system probably would not have saved Enrique Iglesias from his drone-related ...
Slate · 6/4/2015
Why do some hurricanes intensify very rapidly while others do not? That’s the big question that NASA scientists are grappling with – and they’ve launched a set of repurposed military surveillance drones to find answers. In order to better understand ...
Inhabitat · ByHelen Morgan · 12/9/2013
Verizon has teamed up with Nasa to monitor commercial and civilian drone flights ... drones to keep them away from sensitive areas like the White House, ground drones in bad weather, help them to avoid buildings and each other while flying and decide ...
The Guardian · 6/3/2015
Powered by cloud computing, NASA envisions the control system will ensure that pilotless aircrafts can cruise low altitudes while receiving critical information pertaining to weather ... drone management technology. In an interview with Fortune this ...
FORTUNE · 8/7/2015
Washington: Nasa scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, are developing an air traffic control system for drones that would scan for adverse weather conditions and also prevent the small unmanned vehicles from running into buildings. Nasa’s drone ...
Live Mint · 9/2/2014
NASA is considering monitoring drones with a range of sensors including radar, orbiting satellites and cellphone signals. The UTM system is also likely to be cloud-based, meaning that drones will need an internet link to download information about weather ...
Gizmodo · 6/4/2015