Is North Dakota The Silicon Valley of Drones?

Is North Dakota The Silicon Valley of Drones?

Is North Dakota The Silicon Valley of Drones? According to an article posted on VOA , North Dakota is America’s leading state in drone research and testing, the Silicon Valley of drone innovation — testing, developing applications and training operators. Four elements came together in North Dakota to give the Roughrider State a head start in the unmanned aerial systems industry (UAS) — its emptiness, its weather, its university and […]

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SolarDrone (NTU), Allowing Drones to Explore Unexplored Frontiers Launches at CES 2018

SolarDrone (NTU), Allowing Drones to Explore Unexplored Frontiers Launches at CES 2018

Solar Powered Multicopter SolarDrone, established from the laboratory of National Taiwan University, teamed up with experts in photovoltaic and UAV technologies to tackle the enduring problem of drone flight time. The product will be showcased at CES2018 Eureka Startup Marketplace (booth#52105), where some of the newest technology trends are featured. SolarDrone’s solar-powered quadcopters have been re-designed, re-engineered, and reprogrammed to be able to extend its flight time from less than […]

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Solar Ship and Arctic UAV Partner

Solar Ship and Arctic UAV Partner

Solar Ship and Arctic UAV Partner on Joint-Venture to service the Arctic Solar Ship and Arctic UAV Partnerships announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to create a Joint-Venture to service Nunavut. The Joint-Venture will introduce Solar Ship’s technology to the Arctic, including hybrid aircraft, aerostats and self-reliant hangars. Initial operations will offer data collection services using Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and aerostats to support Inuit data gathering […]

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Three Commercial Drone Industry Predictions That Will Surprise You

Three Commercial Drone Industry Predictions That Will Surprise You

It’s been a big year for the commercial drone industry. 2017 marks the first full year of FAA’s part 107 operators license being available. There are over 70,000 pilots flying commercially in all sort of applications. In fact, even the type applications opened up significantly. We saw the first “Flights Over People” waiver issued (Congrats CNN!) and new airspace authorizations. And there were a lot of airspace authorizations because 2017 […]

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