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NASA 'Hawks' Keep Eye on Hurricanes

How does NASA keep an eye on hurricanes that threaten the U.S.? Via high-tech “Hawks” circling high overhead! Photo Credit: Mark Usciak / AmericaSpace

I was given the opportunity to visit one of the hangars at Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) to review NASA’s Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that are stationed there. My [...]

NASA Imaging Sensor Prepares for Western Wildfire Season

Image Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — Airborne imaging technology developed at NASA and transferred to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) in 2012 is being tested to prepare for this year’s wildfire season in the western United States.

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NASA And Boeing Fly Their Prototype X-48C For The First Time

Boeing's prototype X-48C took to the skies for the first time Tuesday, performing a 9-minute test flight over NASA's Dryden Flight Research Facility at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. Photo Credit: NASA/Boeing

Boeing’s prototype X-48C took to the skies for the first time Tuesday, performing a 9-minute test flight over NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Facility at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. Photo Credit: NASA/Boeing

On August 7, 2011, NASA and Boeing successfully flew their experimental X-48C aircraft over NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at [...]

Florida Flights Validate Instant Eyes Functionality

Instant Eyes™ is a hand held, rocket launched UAV designed to be used by front line troops, first responders and others that require real-time situational awareness. Rocket technology propels the UAV to approximately 2,500 feet altitude and provides high-resolution imagery, GPS and meta data within only 20 seconds of launch. Photo Credit: L2 Aerospace

Instant Eyes™ is a hand held, rocket launched UAV designed to be used by front line troops, first responders and others that require real-time situational awareness. Rocket technology propels the UAV to approximately 2,500 feet altitude and provides high-resolution imagery, GPS and meta data within only 20 seconds of launch. Photo Credit: L2 Aerospace

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Global Hawk: A Diverse Platform for Military and Research Applications

Global Hawk's View of Hurricane Earl

According to http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/global/, the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 (or RQ-4B) Global Hawk is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) utilized primarily as a surveillance aircraft by the United States Air Force and Navy. The RQ-4 has a gross takeoff weight of approximately 25,600 lbs and has the capability to remain in flight for about 42 hours with [...]

Northrop Grumman Fire Scout: The Latest News from an Intelligent Platform

With movies such as Stealth, Eagle Eye, and iRobot portraying machines with artificial intelligence as man-made “beings” that may develop a “mind” of their own, it is no wonder why a lot of people are wary of this technology. In Stealth, an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) is designed and given intelligence with neural networks [...]