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 …
Keith Cowing, the editor of NASA Watch and a former NASA employee, did some Googling around and found a website where anyone can download raw footage and data logs from a number of NASA weather and climate ... control" of a …
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 …
Originally built for military reconnaissance missions around the world, they are the size of large commercial jets and are flown remotely from a NASA base on the Virginia coast. The drones are capable ... have been piloted weather planes …
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 …
NOAA also has a much bigger, Global Hawk jet-powered drone at Edwards Air Force Base in California, which it uses in conjunction with NASA on weather research missions. While no missions are flown out of MacDill, they are planned …
NASA IS DEVELOPING an air traffic control system ... help smaller unmanned vehicles avoid buildings and obstacles, and scan for weather conditions that might cause problems for drones like wind since drones weigh so little. The first …
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 …
NASA ... The drones can suspend themselves over a storm at 65,000 feet for up to 30 hours. They are equipped with six different instruments to measure winds and precipitation within the storm. The instruments also measure various …
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 …