Altitude Angel lays out vision for future of U-Space

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As part of its commitment to the global drone ecosystem, Altitude Angel has lifted the lid on its work with the European Commission as part of its ‘U-Space’ programme.

The partnership forms a vital part of the British start-up’s mission to make U-Space a reality within the EU in the near future.

Throughout its roadmap detailing the future of U-space, Altitude Angel outlined the concept’s core values and services. It stated that a U-Space would allow law enforcement to identify a drone, provide accurate, up-to-date restriction and hazard database and tracking services that allow a drone or ground station to provide telemetry information including its location.

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A spokesperson for the company said: “A core tenet of our vision is that U-Space is designed to evolve from relatively ‘humble’ beginnings (supporting low volume VLoS and lower risk BVLoS operations) to a far more capable system that supports greater numbers of higher risk BVLoS flights and fully automated drones.

“To this end, we envisage a U-Space that goes beyond the comparatively simple automation of manual processes to one that will continue to evolve beyond ‘version 1’, becoming the backbone for sophisticated and automated drone operations that Europe deserves.”

The U-Space statement comes after the announcement of two strategic partnerships designed to integrate drones into the UK’s airspace.

The start-up recently teamed up with leading air traffic services provider NATS to bolster drones in UK airspace and confirmed a second partnership with communications solutions firm Frequentis to provide solutions that will allow UAVs to more safely co-exist in the shared airspace.

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