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Remote Operated Aircraft Targets Hurricanes 56

burnin1965 writes "Usually news articles about remote operated UAVs involve blowing people up. NASA's application takes a different path and uses the utility of the aircraft for scientific research that will benefit humanity. I haven't read much about NASA's Global Hawk lately, but they have been busy providing up-close access to the recent string of hurricanes."
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Remote Operated Aircraft Targets Hurricanes

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Usually news articles about remote operated UAVs involve blowing people up

    Remote operated UAVs? As opposed to all the manned ones?

    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by zill (1690130)
      Remote operated UAVs, as opposed to Autonomous UAVs.
    • by Jeng (926980)

      Or remotely autonomous?


  • by Anonymous Coward

    Come on, NASA, let us queue up for 30 seconds of access to a live feed with the ability to move/aim/zoom the camera and fire a paintball! Charge for it and make millions!

  • The (former) little aussie that could :) - they have since been bought out by Boeing (Insitu).

    Aerosonde has been doing it for a while [nasa.gov], hence aero-sonde. I believe they started doing crazy weather stuff some time before they were the first UAV to cross the Atlantic [wikipedia.org] in 1998.

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