NASA's 'Perseverance' rover hopes to discover ancient life on Mars

NASA’s ‘Perseverance’ rover is equipped with two microphones, 23 cameras, seven scientific instruments, plus a drone helicopter.

      

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Counter Drone Policy and Practice: Join the ULTRA Webinar on August 4

A free webinar on August 4 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm EST will examine counter drone policy and practice.  Register here to attend

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Passenger Drones in Canada: EHang Gets Special Flight Ops Certificate from Transport Canada

In big progress for urban air mobility in North America, EHang announces that they will soon start testing passenger drones in Canada. EHang announced that their flagship passenger drone, the EHang 216, has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada

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Airial Launches New Gyrotrak Drone Line

German drone provider Airial Robotics this week unveiled a new drone carrier system known as Gyrotrak. A hybrid concept, Gyrotrak combines “tried-and-tested aerodynamic principles with the latest technologies,” an Airial statement notes

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Drones in Ports and Shipping: the Next Big Market for the Industry?

Are drones in ports and shipping the next big market for the drone industry?  Drone technology offers huge benefits for the shipping industry – and now, the U.K

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FCC Fines Hobby King Almost $3 Million for Illegal Drone Transmitters

We take wireless devices for granted these days, and it is easy to forget that the use of the airwaves is subject to government control — the FCC in the United States. HobbyKing got a sharp reminder when the FCC levied a nearly $3 million fine for the company selling uncertified drone transmitters.
It was hardly a surprise, though. The FCC has been cracking down on these noncompliant transmitters for a while now and had issued a notice of apparent liability to the company back in 2018 and the investigation goes back to 2016. The problems included radios being sold that

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Lorenz Flocks to Drone Insurance Agreement

Drone-solution provider Lorenz Technology this week insured its future success by partnering with insurtech startup Flock. Lorenz produces Lorenz AI-Link, an edge-computing device that deploys UAV preprogrammed flight routes, gathering video data in real-time

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How Many Drone Pilots are Flying Without a License? DRONELIFE Minute Survey

At DRONELIFE, we’ve gathered some anecdotal evidence over the years about how many drone pilots are flying without a license.  Whenever we’ve asked drone operators that we meet in life outside of work if they have a license, we’ve found that none of the operators that we’ve run into have a Part 107

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U.S. Drone Manufacturer Inspired Flight Designs DJI M600 Alternative

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DoD Awards, Drone Collisions, and a Proposed Ban on Police Drones: DRONELIFE and Roswell Flight Test Crew’s Patrick Sherman on the InterDrone Podcast

In this InterDrone Podcast, DRONELIFE gets the chance to join Roswell Flight Test Crew‘s Patrick Sherman and the crew from InterDrone to talk about the news of the week.  Among the big stories: the DoD CARES Act awards to drone companies, who’s at fault for drone collisions, cargo drones – and a proposed ban on […] The post DoD Awards, Drone Collisions, and a Proposed Ban on Police Drones: DRONELIFE and Roswell Flight Test Crew’s Patrick Sherman on the InterDrone Podcast appeared first on DRONELIFE

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