System Designed By Draper And Masten Space Systems
A rocket-powered, vertical-landing space-access technology demonstrator reached its highest altitude and furthest distance to date March 25 at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, CA, using a developmental navigation system designed to land a space vehicle on other celestial bodies. Masten Space Systems’ XA-0.1B “Xombie” suborbital rocket lifted off the launch pad for an 80-second flight while being controlled by Charles Stark Draper Laboratory’s Guidance Embedded Navigator Integration Environment (GENIE) system developed under NASA's Flight Opportunities Program.
Assisted In A Pre-Deployment Exercise At Various Locations In The State
Colorado Wing recently wrapped up a new Civil Air Patrol mission involving support for the U.S. Army’s unmanned aerial vehicle program, part of the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s evolving profile of homeland security missions for America. Wing aircrews assisted the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in a pre-deployment exercise for soldiers from Fort Carson at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site near Trinidad. The training covered a three-week period that began in late February.
Orlando Entrepreneurs Offering Flight School For Aerial Robot Operators
After a meeting described as "positive" with the FAA, the entrepreneurs behind Hoverfly Technologies are moving forward to create a new industry association and a Flight School certification program for aerial robot operators across the nation.
The Goal Is One Of 10 Spots On An XCOR Lynx Suborbital Flight
Citizen scientists and hardware hackers will learn how to do "space on the cheap" at the first Space Hacker Workshop for Suborbital Experiments, being held May 4-5 at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, California, across the street (literally) from NASA Ames Research Center. Participants at the two-day workshop will learn how they can build and fly experiments in space, and even fly in space as citizen astronauts, through the Citizens in Space program.
Research Vessels Can Be As Small As A Four-Inch Cube
NASA is seeking small spacecraft technology project proposals from U.S. colleges and universities that would like to collaborate with agency researchers. Small spacecraft, or smallsats, represent a growing field of space research and operations in which universities often have led the way in technology development.
Aero Linx: Colorado Pilots Association
Colorado Pilots Association was incorporated as a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation in 1972. It is a statewide organization of over 700 members dedicated to making Colorado a better, safer, and more desirable place to fly. Objectives of the organization are to promote aviation and flying safety, to protect the rights of pilots, and to be of assistance to the general public in aviation matters. Most organizational activities are administered from central offices located in the Denver area. Officers of the association are elected by the membership at an annual meeting in November of each year. The officers and appointed committee chairpersons make up the Board of Directors that govern
IFR Military Training Routes
Routes used by the Department of Defense and associated Reserve and Air Guard units for the purpose of conducting low-altitude navigation and tactical training in both IFR and VFR weather conditions below 10,000 feet MSL at airspeeds in excess of 250 knots IAS.
“The capability of CAP aircrews gave members of the UAV team their first-ever opportunity to fly their UAV in support of the brigade exercise that are part of operational training and evaluation prior to deployment... The FAA requires UAVs operating outside of restricted airspace to be within line of sight of observers on the ground and/or in an aircraft,” said O’Connor. “Due to the size of the training area, the Army needed aerial observation. CAP was a cost-effective option for the Army.”
Source: CAP’s Maj. William O’Connor, in details emerging as CAP's Colorado Wing recently wrapped up a new Civil Air Patrol mission involving support for the U.S. Army’s unmanned aerial vehic