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Unmanned Science Takes Flight - August 20, 2006 - Pilotless craft poised to fly over forest fires, into hurricanes. In tests led by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2005, remote-controlled aircraft proved their mettle over the California coast and in the maelstrom of Tropical Storm Ophelia.
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Altair Unmanned Aircraft System Achieves Demonstration Goals - An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 2006, American Geophysical Union: David W. Fahey, James H. Churnside, James W. Elkins, Albin J. Gasiewski, Karen H. Rosenlof, Sara Summers, Michael Aslaksen, Todd A. Jacobs, Jon D. Sellars, Christopher D. Jennison, Lawrence C. Freudinger, and Michael Cooper, (2006), Altair Unmanned Aircraft System Achieves Demonstration Goals, EOS Trans. AGU Vol.87,  No. 20, pp197 & 201.
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Bridging the Gap Between Earth and Space - December 2, 2005 - Under Secretary commends NOAA, NASA and industry for completing UAS missions aimed at filling critical research and operational data gaps. . . .
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Remote-controlled craft performs well - November 24, 2005 - A remotely piloted high-altitude aircraft operating out of an Antelope Valley airfield measured atmospheric substances over the Pacific Ocean, counted sea lions sunning on beaches and showed its ability to spot poachers' boats. . . .
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NASA, NOAA team up for unmanned aircraft tests - April 20, 2005 - Can unmanned aircraft be used effectively for Earth Science experiments? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in cooperation with NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., are seeking to answer that question during a series of atmospheric and oceanic research flights off the California coastline this spring . .
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NASA and NOAA join in UAV flight demonstration - 04.21.05 - NASA's pioneering work with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could boost the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's quest for life-saving atmospheric and environmental information . . .
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Plane readies for new mission - April 21, 2005 - A demonstration flight of the Altair with its science instrument payload was conducted Wednesday at General Atomics' Gray Butte facility, about 25 miles east of Palmdale . . .
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New unmanned aircraft tested - April 21, 2005 - Scientists working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Altair, an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, is intended to fill gaps in critical research areas -- such as weather and water, climate and ecosystem monitoring and management -- that cannot be accomplished by satellites or ground-based instruments . . .
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Environmental Sensors Fly on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - April 21, 2005 - With a scientific payload developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a remotely operated aircraft mission demonstration took off Wednesday in Palmdale . . .
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Robotic Weather Watcher - April 26, 2005 - The Altair unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was demonstrated last week in Palmdale, Calif., will gather information for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in critical areas like weather, water and ecosystem monitoring . . .
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NOAA tests unmanned aircraft - May 2, 2005 - A group of Boulder NOAA scientists are testing a Lear Jet-sized remote control aircraft they hope will improve their understanding of the Earth's oceans and atmosphere . . .
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Drones a New Sight Over State's Coastline - May 9, 2005 - GA Aeronautical Systems proudly says that Altair is the first remotely piloted aircraft that meets aviation authority requirements for unmanned flights in the national airspace. Sophisticated electronics are one of the things that give it the capability . . .
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From 45,000 feet in the air - May 10, 2005 - NOAA and NASA have started conducting the unmanned Altair Integrated System Flight Demonstration Project in cooperation with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., the Southern California-based builder of the drones . . .
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