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Successful Test Flights Illustrate RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS’ Expanded Mission Capabilities

Successful Test Flights Illustrate RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS’ Expanded Mission Capabilities

With several test flights this summer, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Wide Area Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) proved its ability to operate with an expanded variety of intelligence exploitation ground stations and collect mission data in more places. [More]
Space-Inspired Robotic Surgical Arm for Delicate Pediatric Specialties

Space-Inspired Robotic Surgical Arm for Delicate Pediatric Specialties

Children love robots. In all shapes, sizes, "personalities" and "smarts," these electronic wonders have been found under Christmas trees by kids and unwrapped on birthdays for years. [More]
NASA Incorporates Medigus' Micro ScoutCam 1.2 Camera into Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot Tool

NASA Incorporates Medigus' Micro ScoutCam 1.2 Camera into Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot Tool

Medigus Ltd., a medical device company developing and commercializing micro-cameras and minimally invasive endosurgical tools and procedures, announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has incorporated Medigus' micro ScoutCam™ 1.2, the world's smallest camera, into its Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot (VIPIR) tool. [More]
NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission to Get New Hardware

NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission to Get New Hardware

Who doesn't love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what's really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That's the case with NASA's fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM). [More]
Body-Mounted Astronaut Joystick for Telerobotics to be Tested aboard the International Space Station

Body-Mounted Astronaut Joystick for Telerobotics to be Tested aboard the International Space Station

The fifth and final mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), scheduled for launch on July 29, will deliver new research investigations to the International Space Station. [More]
Aerostat Systems Market Expected to Reach $7.72 Billion by 2020

Aerostat Systems Market Expected to Reach $7.72 Billion by 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Aerostat Systems Market by Aerostat Class, by Balloon Type, by Payload, by Geography - Market Forecast & Analysis to 2013 - 2020" report to their offering. [More]
Lockheed Martin Welcomes Home the Unmanned K-MAX Cargo Helicopter Team

Lockheed Martin Welcomes Home the Unmanned K-MAX Cargo Helicopter Team

After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan. [More]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Flash Images from ChemCam Laser Firing on Martian Rock

NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Flash Images from ChemCam Laser Firing on Martian Rock

Flashes appear on a baseball-size Martian rock in a series of images taken Saturday, July 12 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover. The flashes occurred while the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument fired multiple laser shots to investigate the rock's composition. [More]
NASA Selects Proposals to Address Challenges in Robotic Mobility in Space Missions

NASA Selects Proposals to Address Challenges in Robotic Mobility in Space Missions

NASA has selected seven university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs for America's space program. [More]
NASA Selects Four JPL Suborbital Technology Payloads for Flight on Reusable Launch Vehicles

NASA Selects Four JPL Suborbital Technology Payloads for Flight on Reusable Launch Vehicles

From hopping/tumbling robots to gecko-inspired adhesives, a variety of technologies have been chosen by NASA for flight on commercial reusable launch vehicles and a commercial parabolic aircraft. The selections were made through NASA's Flight Opportunities Program. [More]
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