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DARPA Gremlins Program Demonstrates Airborne Recovery of UAV

Successful Fourth Deployment Results in Airborne Recovery of Gremlins Air Vehicle to C-130. An unmanned air vehicle demonstrated successful airborne recovery during the DARPA Gremlins program’s latest flight test deployment last month. During the deployment, two X-61 Gremlin Air Vehicles (GAV) successfully validated all autonomous formation flying positions and safety features before one GAV ultimately demonstrated airborne recovery to a ...

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NASA Robots Compete in DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge Final

Led by NASA JPL, Team CoSTAR will participate in the SubT final this week to demonstrate multi-robot autonomy in a series of tests in extreme environments. Eight teams featuring dozens of robots from more than 30 institutions, including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, will converge in a former Kentucky limestone mine from Sept. 21 to 24 to participate ...

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DARPA and the future of space

Experimental Spaceplane, formerly XS-1, is one of a number of ongoing DARPA programs related to launch and other space technologies. (credit: DARPA) by Jeff Foust Last week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency celebrated its 60th anniversary with a conference, D60, held just outside Washington. It was an opportunity for past and current DARPA, as well as those who have ...

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Rethinking satellite servicing

DARPA had been working with Space Systems Loral on the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program to develop a satellite servicing system, but the company dropped out of the program last week. (credit: DARPA) by Jeff Foust In the last few years the idea of satellite servicing has gained interest in the space industry. Part of it has been driven ...

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