However, NASA is also researching how to one day integrate drones into controlled airspace alongside crewed aircraft. Here's a look at some of the major requirements — and practical challenges — of drone traffic management. Tracking …
Hacking group AnonSec says that it has accessed a trove of NASA data and hacked one of the space agency’s drones, prompting an investigation ... the hackers cite the example of cloud seeding, a form of weather modification whereby …
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 …
sensors on the drones themselves, and data from national weather services, all feeding computer models, said Marcus Johnson, a research aerospace engineer at the Nasa Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California. “It’s not an …
But now a former Military drone has a new life, in Wallops Island ... NASA is sending two remote-controlled robot planes -- high flying drones -- to hunt hurricanes. It's part of the space agency's new mission, a mission to unravel some of …
WASHINGTON – Call it the drone zone. NASA researchers are studying ways to safely manage ... while also providing warnings about bad weather such as wind or icing. “It really will be an information service,” said John Hansman, an …
and be alerted of hazards such as severe weather affected airspace, or unplanned events that change their plans. Addressing these challenges is the next step to safely integrating drones into the national airspace. During the test …
Two different models of the aquatic drones will be launched into hurricane-prone areas ... Goal: Improve forecasts The 250-pound boat has two solar panels to power the weather instruments, and an umbilical cord that extends 21 feet down to …
NASA's system will provide services such as airspace configuration, weather and wind data, strategic flows of drones, sequencing, separation management between drones and contingency support, said Parimal Kopardekar, the NASA
The two Global Hawks began operating as NASA drones in 2012, as part of a project that will last ... Florida where they can be redistributed to weather forecasters across the country in near real-time.