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NASA HS3 Instrument Views 2 Dimensions Of Clouds

NASA HS3 Instrument Views 2 Dimensions Of Clouds

Ellen Gray, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Looking out the window of a commercial plane during takeoff is like taking the nickel tour of the profile of the atmosphere. As the plane ascends, what may start as a gloomy day on the ground,...

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NASA Global Hawk 872
2014-08-29 03:00:00

Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, on Aug. 27 after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA's latest hurricane airborne mission. NASA's airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission returns to NASA Wallops for the third year to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the...

2014-08-26 08:23:07

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With several test flights this summer, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Wide Area Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) proved its ability to operate with an expanded variety of intelligence exploitation ground stations and collect mission data in more places. The RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS is built by Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) and is equipped with a Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) sensor capable of...

2014-08-25 16:20:21

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100(th) flight in support of NASA environmental research. The milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California more than 16 years after its first flight in 1998. The aircraft is now at Wallops Island for a two month deployment to conduct hurricane research missions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release...

2014-08-14 12:21:09

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force's RQ-4 Global Hawk, a wide area surveillance unmanned aircraft system, has just completed its 100th operational mission in Southwest Asia and recently moved into the Pacific region. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Built by Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), Global Hawk is operated largely out of the 69th Reconnaissance Group at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The 69th Reconnaissance Group...

Gobble Hawk
2014-07-09 16:21:05

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three winning designs solicited to address the technological limitations of the uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) currently used to track and collect data on hurricanes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Engineering teams at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville were named...

2014-06-23 20:20:11

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Malibu Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has been selected by an international defense technologies company to provide airborne data links for the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS). CPI Malibu Division is providing dual-axis Ku-band high-gain airborne data links for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) version of the Global Hawk. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060426/CPILOGO...

hurricane amanda
2014-05-30 03:00:34

NASA During this year's Atlantic hurricane season, NASA is redoubling its efforts to probe the inner workings of hurricanes and tropical storms with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flying over storms and two new space-based missions. NASA's airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3 mission, will revisit the Atlantic Ocean for the fourth year in a row. HS3 is a collaborative effort that brings together several NASA centers with federal and university partners to investigate...

2014-04-03 16:20:27

Demonstration at Beale Air Force Base proves system can send data independent of command and control BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a series of ground and air demonstrations at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., expanding the adaptability of the Global Hawk system to use an additional Satellite Communications (SATCOM) link to improve the transfer of mission data....

2014-03-19 16:20:34

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) delivered a Global Hawk Block 40 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to the U.S. Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., ahead of schedule, Feb. 14. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO This is the second aircraft delivered as part of Global Hawk's Lot 10 contract, joining a Block 30 system delivered four months early in November of last year. Two additional aircraft, a final...

First ATTREX Science Mission Completed By NASA
2014-02-14 14:59:40

Beth Hagenauer - NASA NASA's Global Hawk No. 872 completed a 17.5-hour science flight Feb. 14, it's first for the 2014 Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) mission. The unmanned aircraft, carrying a suite of specialized instruments, flew from Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam. Objectives were to sample vertical distribution of the Western Pacific tropical tropopause layer trace gases, water vapor and clouds. In situ data was gathered about cirrus clouds in the...


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The History Of Drone Technology
2014-05-26 09:05:12

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are pilotless and non-crewed aircraft that are capable of flight either by remote control or through the use of on-board computers. Other names for these types of aircraft are remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA). Drones are commonly used by the military, but are also being implemented in search and rescue operations and being utilized in other civil applications, such as...

Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
2013-09-24 15:48:13

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter that is used by the United States Armed Forces for reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, and targeting assistance for ground, air, and sea bound soldiers. There are four variants of this UAV, two of which were derived from Schweizer helicopters. The first MQ-8 version, known as the RQ-8A, was used after the Navy retired their RQ-2 Pioneers. The Navy wanted an updated UAV with specific guidelines, including...

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