AeroVironment Unveils Quantix™ Recon, Fully-Automated Hybrid Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aircraft System for Defense Applications

  • Quantix Recon delivers on-demand, georeferenced aerial imagery, providing quick visibility for on-site mission planning and verification
  • Fully-Automated, hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) design and radio frequency silent mode enable aircraft to conduct missions undetected
  • Powerful onboard processing delivers high-resolution imagery immediately on the included operating tablet upon landing no other devices, internet or software required

 

AeroVironment’s new Quantix Recon, a fullyautomated reconnaissance unmanned aircraft system.

 

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., April 23, 2020 AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced the availability of Quantix™ Recon, a lightweight, rapidly deployable, fully-automated reconnaissance solution that delivers high resolution, georeferenced terrain, vegetation and infrastructure imagery, providing ground forces with on-demand actionable intelligence.

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NASA Telescope Named For ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

NASA Telescope Named For ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope is now named the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is now named the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, after NASA’s first Chief of Astronomy.
Credits: NASA

NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe.

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NASA Invites Public to Be Its Guests to Celebrate Historic ‘Launch America’

NASA Invites Public to Be Its Guests to Celebrate Historic ‘Launch America’

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley speak to members of the media after arriving at the Launch and Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center ahead of SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Florida.

Credits: NASA

On Monday, March 30, 2020 at a SpaceX processing facility on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, SpaceX successfully completed a fully integrated test of critical crew flight hardware ahead of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration mission to the International Space Station for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program; the first flight test with astronauts onboard the spacecraft. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley participated in the test, which included flight suit leak checks, spacecraft sound verification, display panel and cargo bin inspections, seat hardware rotations, and more.

NASA is inviting the public to help celebrate a historic milestone in human spaceflight as it prepares for #LaunchAmerica – the first flight into orbit of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011.

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International Melges 24 Class Association Postpones the Championship Schedule

May 22, 2020 – The World Council of the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA), which consists of the National Class Association chairs and the IM24CA Executive Committee, voted to move the schedule of the title championship events out one year.  This means that the 2020 World and European Championships that would have been held in 2020 will now be held in the same venues in 2021.  The schedule for 2021 will move to 2022 and so on.

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Bayview Mackinac: Standardized Data, More Competitive Racing

The ORR is America’s Choice among VPP rating rules and that includes the 95-year-old summer classic on Lake Huron.By John Burnham

Members of Bayview Yacht Club and other Great Lakes clubs have been racing from Port Huron to Mackinac Island since 1925. The Bayview Mackinac Race is an institution in the region, ranking as a pilgrimage for racing sailors, many of whom are proud members of the Old Goats Society, a distinction reserved for sailors who have completed the race 25 times or more.

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For a perfect sustainable sizzle, you need Broads Charcoal this National BBQ Week

How a unique charcoal burner in the Broads National Park is helping people switch to a more sustainable BBQ.

This National BBQ Week (25 – 31 May), a charcoal burner known affectionately as ‘Betty’ is helping people around the Broads enjoy some of the world’s most sustainable BBQs. ‘Broads Charcoal’ is produced right here in the National Park and is for sale at a number of farms shops in Norfolk, while stocks last.

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority appoints Captain Ghulam Hussain as Deputy Director (Maritime Affairs)

As a continuously serving member of the IMO council since 1999 and an active participant at all IMO meetings, The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has played a key leadership role in much of the maritime decision making that has taken place over the past few decades. The BMA is therefore pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Ghulam Hussain as Deputy Director (Maritime Affairs) with responsibility for Bahamas representation at IMO and intergovernmental meetings.

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New ICS Research a ‘Ray of Light’ Amongst the COVID-19 Clouds

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant challenges for ship operators and seafarers, but new research from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has highlighted that, for users of its ISF Watchkeeper software, incidents of non-conformities continue to drop to increasingly lower levels over the past year.

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