German Navy to Field AeroVironment Puma Unmanned Aircraft System with Mantis i45 Sensor

  • Puma with Mantis i45 sensor and pocket Remote Video Terminal (p/RVT) greatly enhances naval missions by adding stand-off/intercept, real-time surveillance

 

  • All Environment configuration proven to operate successfully and reliably from naval vessels and able to land in water, float until recovered, and continue immediate operations

 

  • German Navy joins a growing number of allies in fielding a maritime unmanned aircraft system capability, expanding the use of AeroVironment’s family of systems

Berlin, Germany, at ILA 2018 May 7, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, and ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, a leading system and software house in Germany for development and service, today announced the German Navy has acquired the AeroVironment Puma™ maritime unmanned aircraft system. The Puma systems will include the Mantis i45 sensor and pocket Remote Video Terminal (p/RVT). AeroVironment partnered with ESG to satisfy the requirement of the Bundesamt fur Ausrustung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) for an urgent operational requirement.

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NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was Made

NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was Made

Atlas V Lift-off for InSight Mission
NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is the first interplanetary launch from the West Coast of the U.S. After its six-month journey, InSight will descend to Mars to study the heart of the Red Planet.
Credits: NASA

NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars to study for the first time what lies deep beneath the surface of the Red Planet. InSight launched at 7:05 a.m. EDT (4:05 am PDT) Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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Lockheed Martin-built NASA InSight Lander Officially on its Way to Mars

NASA InSight Mars lander is the first spacecraft to study the interior structure – from crust to core – of the Red Planet.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., May 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Lockheed Martin Space continued its Mars heritage when the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft launched at 4:05 a.m. PT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket. InSight has officially begun its six-month long journey to the Red Planet and is scheduled to arrive Nov. 26, 2018.

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Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

Artist concept of new fission power system on the lunar surface.
Artist’s concept of new fission power system on the lunar surface.
Credits: NASA

NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond.

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NASA to Preview Pair of Upcoming US Spacewalks, Provide Live Coverage

NASA to Preview Pair of Upcoming US Spacewalks, Provide Live Coverage

NASA astronaut Drew Feustel seemingly hangs off the International Space Station while conducting a spacewalk
NASA astronaut Drew Feustel seemingly hangs off the International Space Station while conducting a spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold (out of frame) on March 29, 2018. Feustel, as are all spacewalkers, was safely tethered at all times to the space station during the six-hour, ten-minute spacewalk.
Credits: NASA

Two NASA astronauts are scheduled to venture outside the International Space Stationfor a pair of six-and-a-half-hour spacewalks May 16 and 30. Experts from NASA will preview the work to be done during the spacewalks in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 8, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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First Light: Fourth U.S. Air Force SBIRS Satellite Sends First Images Back to Earth

SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Completes Baseline Constellation, Global Coverage

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force’s fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite transmitted its first images back to Earth. The milestone, known as “first light,” occurred in February when the SBIRS GEO Flight-4 satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), turned on its powerful sensors for the first time during space vehicle checkout.

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Budapest Airport cracks Kraków connection

Continuing to experience a strong acceleration in passenger traffic – recording a robust 17% increase in Q1 – Budapest Airport has welcomed its latest new link by celebrating the inaugural flight of LOT Polish Airlines’ service to Kraków. Ahead of launching the first of its new US routes tomorrow, the Star Alliance carrier commenced its connection to Poland’s second-largest city utilising its Q400s.

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