Stratospheric Solar-Powered UAV Receives NASA Approval for Test Flight

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HAPSMobile , a developer of high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) technologies, has announced that it has received a limited flight release from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board to conduct a test flight of the HAWK30 solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in restricted airspace.

AFRC will be responsible for ground and range safety for the HAWK30 UAV during the flight tests. HAPSMobile, a joint venture between AeroVironment and Japanese telecoms company Softbank, aims to use the HAWK30 as a stratospheric telecommunications...

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