NASA keen to learn more about safe drone flight in urban areas


As NASA continues the final stage of testing for its UTM platform, the agency is inviting media to Corpus Christi, Texas.

It hopes the event on August 15 can allow it to learn more about what it takes to fly drones safely in urban areas.

This test will focus on drone operations at altitudes between 200 and 400 feet within a dense city environment.

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The Corpus Christi activities will test new ways to address the hurdles using the NASA platform and technologies onboard the participating drones.

Since 2015, NASA has worked on creating research platforms that can manage drone traffic safely.

It has a long-standing partnership with the FAA and help from industry partners, the goal is to understand how a nationwide system for drones can safely integrate remotely-piloted aircraft into low-altitude airspace.

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