• NASA flies UAV in public airspace sans safety chaser for first time

    4 days ago - By SlashGear

    For the first time, NASA has operated an unmanned aircraft without a safety chase plane in public airspace. This is a new milestone for the space agency, which says the flight involved its Ikhana remote-controlled UAV. Though the agency has operated unmanned aircraft in public airspace before, past missions always included a safety plane following it. The UAV is based...
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  • NASA's unmanned drone had its first solo flight in public airspace

    NASA's unmanned drone had its first solo flight in public airspace

    4 days ago - By Engadget

    NASA's remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft flew in public airspace for the first time without a chase aircraft. Typically, one follows the large drone when it flies in parts of the sky zoned for use by commercial and private pilots, but the FAA granted...
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