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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 · ByJon Hamilton · 9/13/2013
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
and what the weather will be like in a given area," said Parimal Kopardekar, manager of NASA's Safe Autonomous Systems Operations project, in the press release. The system NASA is working on would allow many commercial uses, like Amazon's drone
Fierce Mobile T · 6/11/2015
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 ...
theguardian.com · 6/3/2015
On June 25, a hobbyist drone forced the grounding of a fixed ... trying to operate in the same airspace, and what the weather will be like in a given area,” said Parimal Kopardekar, manager of NASA’s Safe Autonomous Systems Operations project.
Government Computer News · 6/25/2015
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
(Video via NASA) The system would track drone location, prevent flights over sensitive areas such as the White House, automatically ground drones in bad weather and sort out which drones get priority in the event the airspace gets too congested.
WPXI · 6/5/2015
The days when swarms of self-flying drones comb the sky is nearing, with NASA working on new software that will be ... Engineers must also tweak flight paths in response to changes in wind and weather conditions, congestion, and local obstacles such ...
The Australian · 5/19/2015
NASA has decades of experience with air traffic management ... where a small quad copter breached a security perimeter and crash landed in January. Exelis' drone tracker will show terrain, weather and airspace boundaries in real time.
Reuters · 3/10/2015
NASA ... monitoring drones with a range of sensors including radar, orbiting satellites and mobile phone signals. The UTM system is also likely to be cloud-based, meaning that drones will need an internet link to download information about weather, traffic ...
Gizmodo Australia · 6/5/2015