NASA to discuss how space tech is now helping agriculture in the form of drones


NASA is welcoming questions from the media about how tech originally developed for space exploration is now helping agriculture.

Administrator for the agency, Jim Bridenstine, will speak to, and take questions from the media about how the tech is now used to cultivate farms, predict crop yields and manage water resources.

Taking place on February 12 during the World Agriculture Expo in California, he will take part in a news conference to talk about how technologies and data made possible by NASA research, development and investment, are re-purposed to improve numerous aspects of agriculture.

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The administrator will also meet with representatives of AeroVironment, a firm that develops drones and data analytics software that farmers can use to monitor the health of their crops and increase efficiencies and profitability.

Last week, Commercial Drone Professional reported on how Taranis, an Israeli-based drone firm, has launched its new precision agriculture solution that calculates and monitors the planting of seeds.

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Taranis utilises UAV tech in launch of its new precision agriculture solution

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