Category: Avionics

FEMA blocks flood mapping effort in Colorado

FEMA blocks flood mapping effort in Colorado

| September 16, 2013 | Reply

Via Slashdot comes this slap-your-forehead story over at TechDirt: As you may have heard, Boulder, Colorado has been hit by massive flooding over the past week, and it’s been something of a mess. A local company, Falcon UAV, makers of special drones which are built for the government, approved by the FAA, and specialize in […]

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NRO’s X-37B UAV Shuttle Stumps Astronomers

NRO’s X-37B UAV Shuttle Stumps Astronomers

| August 25, 2010 | Reply

I have been watching with growing levels of delight as a community of amateur satellite hunters have been tracking one of our nation’s newest space platforms, known as the X-37B. ┬áIn this age of internet pundits seeking real time vainglory for themselves, there is rampant speculation what this thing is for, with frequent references to […]

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Monday in the dark

Monday in the dark

| March 30, 2009 | Reply

OVERNIGHT LINKS ITEM: Hey! Al Gore and I both celebrated Earth Hour with our lights on! We’re buds now! As for Kentucky, heck, they celebrated a whole Earth Week not long ago! ITEM: Creeping socialism/fascism alert: Obama tells GM CEO to hit the road. For firms and organizations still considering taking government money, there’s a […]

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Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines

| September 23, 2008 | Reply

From Military.com (emphasis mine): A Virginia-based company is hoping to test-fly a vertical take-off and landing drone before the end of this year that, ultimately, could do triple duty as strike vehicle, medevac or special ops insertion/extraction plane. The Excalibur is currently being developed as an armed, tactical unmanned aerial vehicle by Aurora Flight Sciences […]

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Updated Iran missile launch photo!

Updated Iran missile launch photo!

| July 12, 2008 | Reply

Here’s the real thing: Hat tip to Kevin Williamson at the National Review Media blog. ..bruce w..

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On Mars: Phoenix Lander Photographed In Descent

On Mars: Phoenix Lander Photographed In Descent

| May 27, 2008 | Reply

Over the long US holiday weekend, the latest Mars probe known as “Phoenix” landed near the Martian north pole. As wonderful as it is when we can actually get some of our gear on Mars to work correctly, it was even more fun that we were able to snap a picture of it taking place. […]

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Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

| March 9, 2008 | Reply

There is a special place in my heart — and, I suspect, that of most geeks of a certain age, not to mention virtually every pilot who has ever flown — for the famous SR-71 “Blackbird” spy plane, the fastest publicly acknowledged plane that has ever flown (though see Henderson’s posting on possible classified replacements). […]

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