Aerodyne Acquires Measure’s Inspection Services Business

Measure’s inspection services business has been acquired by Asia Pacific company Aerodyne, forming a new joint venture entity – Aerodyne Measure – for drone services.  Measure will continue to operate independently as an enterprise software provider: Measure CEO Brandan Declet Torres comments that the partnership will significantly expand the user base of Measure Ground Control

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Drone Soccer: The Awesome New Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

Amsterdam Drone Week has been full of innovative ideas and discussions on deep topics from European regulations to smart cities and urban air mobility.  Alongside the serious conversations, however, another innovation was demonstrated in the RAI’s Drone Arena: drone soccer

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What People Really Think About Drones: EASA High Level Conference Addresses Societal Concerns

At Amsterdam Drone Week today, the EASA High Level Conference on Drones discussed critical issues for regulation and the drone industry – and one of them is how the public perceives drones, as that perception influences regulation around the globe. A panel of aviation regulators and thought leaders took the stage, including Luc Tygat, Director […] The post What People Really Think About Drones: EASA High Level Conference Addresses Societal Concerns appeared first on DRONELIFE

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Katsuru Beta is a graffiti-painting consumer drone launching in 2020

Created by New York artist Katsu, Katsuru Beta is a limited edition, graffiti-painting quadcopter that will let anyone become a drone-flying tagger. Coming soon to deface a billboard near you.

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SpaceX to attempt cargo launch, upper-stage experiment for second time

The Falcon 9 rocket was ready to go Wednesday, but weather conditions were not. [credit:
Trevor Mahlmann for Ars ]

At Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday morning, the countdown clock is again ticking toward a launch of the Falcon 9 rocket.
On Wednesday, poor weather scrubbed the first attempt to launch the cargo mission to the International Space Station. Winds in the upper level of the atmosphere were above the acceptable level for a safe launch, and seas near the drone ship stationed offshore, Of Course I Still Love You, were too rough to ensure the rocket’s first stage could make a stable landing.
And so SpaceX reset the launch to its backup date of Thursday, at 12:29pm ET (17:29pm UTC)

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