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Maxar Technologies

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A Decade of Change on Earth Captured From Space 2010 – 2019
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This is a media curation page for the PIRatE Lab's AARR Program.  We are developing practical, low cost programs to monitor resources in our coastal zone (the land near the ocean and the ocean near the land) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs aka "drones") overhead and subtidal Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) .  Enjoy!!  
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California stay-at-home order: 8 drone photos show dramatic change

California stay-at-home order: 8 drone photos show dramatic change | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
California's landscape of everyday life is changing under the state's stay-home order. These drone photos prove it.
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FLIR Launches Ranger HDC MR High-Definition Mid-Range Surveillance System

FLIR Launches Ranger HDC MR High-Definition Mid-Range Surveillance System | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the FLIR Ranger® HDC MR, a new high-definition midrange surveillance system. The Ranger HDC MR sets a new standard for surveillance with its ability to detect illegal activities even in degraded weather conditions, utilizing embedded analytics and image processing to reduce the cognitive workload, enabling operators to …
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Meet the burger-flipping robots that may take over fast food kitchens

Meet the burger-flipping robots that may take over fast food kitchens | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Robotic arms like Flippy from Miso Robotics are getting cheap enough to make financial sense for low-wage work. But there's an argument in the industry.
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Watch Drone Dome laser take down DJI Phantoms [video]

Watch Drone Dome laser take down DJI Phantoms [video] | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Take a look at this latest counter-drone technology and watch the Drone Dome laser take down a number of DJI Phantoms. What do you think abou
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So many drones and aircraft swarmed the site of Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash that the FAA was forced to close the airspace

So many drones and aircraft swarmed the site of Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash that the FAA was forced to close the airspace | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The restriction is in effect until the end of the month to prevent aircraft from entering the airspace, a rare occurrence for crashes.
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EmNTSB Calabasas, CA Helicopter Crash B-Roll

Drone-based mapping of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site.
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Drone-based mapping has become standard issue for most advanced crime scene investigations and post-disaster assessments, particularly when time-sensitivity is an issue.
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Heathrow drone protests: Climate activists arrested over plot to shut down London's busiest airport

Heathrow drone protests: Climate activists arrested over plot to shut down London's busiest airport | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Five climate campaigners have been arrested on suspicion of planning to fly drones near Heathrow Airport. A group called Heathrow Pause, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, had planned to disrupt flights to highlight “the grave risk of airport expansion during the climate and ecological emergency”. Activists said the devices would be flown on Friday at head height and away
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Stealth Drones: Iran Has More Than The U.S. Navy To Worry About

Stealth Drones: Iran Has More Than The U.S. Navy To Worry About | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Tehran is in a tough spot.
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Lift Aircraft says 13,000 people have signed up for drone rides –

Lift Aircraft says 13,000 people have signed up for drone rides – | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A year after its unveiling, Lift Aircraft says more than 13,000 people have signed up so far for rides on the Hexa passenger drone that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos checked out months ago.
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Photographer arrested for losing control of a drone camera that fell inside Hong Kong’s PLA barracks in Central

Photographer arrested for losing control of a drone camera that fell inside Hong Kong’s PLA barracks in Central | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Police received a call from the army garrison and arrested the man after the drone was found inside the barracks, but recordings were found to be only of the scenic surroundings.
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Aggregates Company Leveraging Kespry Drone-Based Tool

Aggregates Company Leveraging Kespry Drone-Based Tool | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Kespry, a drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, says Midsouth Aggregates is now using the Kespry platform for inventory management and mine planning. With granite and limestone reserves located throughout Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, Midsouth Aggregates produces a variety of aggregate products, as well as concrete and asphalt sand, general construction sand and gravel. “Kespry’s drones …
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It's Coders Versus Human Pilots in This Drone Race

It's Coders Versus Human Pilots in This Drone Race | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A drone directed by artificial intelligence takes on a leading pro racer, in a contest that may help shape future humanitarian efforts.
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UK Drone Pilots and Modellers Displeased With New Registration Law

UK Drone Pilots and Modellers Displeased With New Registration Law | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A new law requires UK drone and model aircraft operators to register and complete an online test by November 30. Many are opposed to the new requirement.
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How To Make Your Aerial Videography Stand Out

How To Make Your Aerial Videography Stand Out | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
How to make your drone footage and aerial videography stand out. See what a professional drone videographer in Warrington can do for you.
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Energy Drone & Robotics Summit

Energy Drone & Robotics Summit | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Energy Drone & Robotics Summit to Debut DRONERESPONDERS Emergency Management and Disaster Forum The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly
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Singapore Links With Airbus On UAM | Aviation Week Network

Singapore Links With Airbus On UAM | Aviation Week Network | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The prospects of urban air mobility flights in Singapore took a key step forward with the signing of an agreement between Airbus and the island state’s Civil Aviation Authority to improve regional connectivity.
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The US just showed it still believes Chinese-made drones are a security risk

The US just showed it still believes Chinese-made drones are a security risk | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The US Department of the Interior has announced that it will maintain its ban on nonemergency drones as it continues to review the technology for potential threats to national security. The more than 800 drones used by the department are made by Chinese companies like DJI or have Chinese-made parts.
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Machine Gun Drones Are Proof That We Live in a Cyberpunk Dystopia

Machine Gun Drones Are Proof That We Live in a Cyberpunk Dystopia | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Songar drone is a regular unmanned aerial vehicle -- that just so happens to come with a mounted machine gun and 200 rounds of ammunition for riddling targets with bullets from the sky. Here's how it works, and how its aerial targeting capabilities could shape up on the battlefield.
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Set to be sold for military use by the end of 2019.
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Heathrow drone protests: Climate activists arrested over plot to shut down London's busiest airport

Heathrow drone protests: Climate activists arrested over plot to shut down London's busiest airport | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Five climate campaigners have been arrested on suspicion of planning to fly drones near Heathrow Airport. A group called Heathrow Pause, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, had planned to disrupt flights to highlight “the grave risk of airport expansion during the climate and ecological emergency”. Activists said the devices would be flown on Friday at head height and away
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New Report Suggests Public-Safety Drone Pilots Need More Training

New Report Suggests Public-Safety Drone Pilots Need More Training | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The growth of public-safety drones may be grounded before it can soar unless the industry makes key changes. That’s the conclusion of a report released last week by DRONERESPONDERS. The alliance, bill
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$180 Million Navy Drone Damaged in Middle East

$180 Million Navy Drone Damaged in Middle East | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy says one of its drones suffered damage during a takeoff attempt that occurred in the Middle East last month.
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Turkey is getting military drones armed with machine guns

Turkey is getting military drones armed with machine guns | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Many countries and groups already use military drones, but Turkey is about to be the first to have a military drone armed with a machine gun
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Drone Stakeholders to Help FAA Develop Recreational Drone Flyer Test – UAS VISION

Drone Stakeholders to Help FAA Develop Recreational Drone Flyer Test – UAS VISION | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recreational drone flyer test will be an important opportunity to educate recreational flyers about the rules of the sky as we continue to safely integrate drones into our nation’s airspace. A law passed in 2018 requires that recreational drone flyers pass an online aeronautical knowledge and safety test and carry proof that they have passed the test with them while operating a drone. In September, the FAA posted a request for information (RFI) asking for you, the drone community, to submit suggestions on how best to administer the new recreational knowledge test. Based on responses to the RFI, the organizations below have been invited to make recommendations on the administration of the test. These recommendations will assist the agency in developing requirements that potential test administrators must meet. These requirements, and any associated selection criteria for test administrators will be announced on FAA.gov. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Drone Launch Academy Southeastern University Science Applications International Corporation DJI Horizon Hobby, LLC. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Coach King Schools Unmanned Safety Institute First Person View Freedom Coalition Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Academy of Model Aeronautics; and Drone Racing League. The FAA has great safety information and tips on FAA.gov. Source: Press Release Download article as PDF
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Drone-racing human pilot defeats AI -- at least this year

Drone-racing human pilot defeats AI -- at least this year | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Drone Racing League expects computer-powered drones to surpass humans in 2023.
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