Nuclear Powered Drone! – World Record Medical Flight! – Geeksvana Two Minute Drone News

Nuclear Powered Drone! – World Record Medical Flight! – Geeksvana Two Minute Drone News

September 20, 2019 7 By Kailee Schamberger


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first hit the notification bell okay let’s start the timer first up and NASA
have been creating waves with their Dragonfly drone which are some pretty
impressive stats it is the size of a compact car and is a dual rotor
quadcopter or even an octocopter it is completely autonomous and is
nuclear-powered oh and it’s specifically designed to hover over the surface of
Titan Saturn’s moon any I’ll quote Sal is above turtle the project’s principal
investigator stating there’s a lot of new technology but copters are for sale
on Amazon these days self-driving technology is coming along quickly new
killer power is harder to come by but the team plans on using the same kind of
system that runs NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars the circle 1 billion dollar
project drone will act as a probe to take readings on Titan’s surface which
is covered in organic molecules peter Bedini dragonfly project manager tells
NPR but it’s actually easier to fly a drone on Titan than on earth I suppose
it’s just a case of getting the drone there that will cause them the trouble
dragonfly will launch from Earth in 2026 and arrive on Titan in 2030 for up next
and a drone has been used to deliver life-saving diabetes medication to the
aran islands of the south coast of ireland the flight between connemara
airport and inishmore was part of a research project between university nui
galway and partners the wing copter drone can fly up to 100 kilometres and
is about the size of a coffee table and carries up to 6 kilograms the beyond
visual line of sight flights were supported and connected by Vodafone
Islands Internet of Things network with a satellite backup back in 2017
professor Derrick O’Keefe became cancer and that during severe weather such as
hurricane Ophelia and storm Emma his patients became cut off from their
medicine causing a potential risk to life local populations were warned about
the tests which were made under the supervision of the Irish Aviation
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