The European Space Agency (ESA) and European Defense Agency (EDA) demonstrated a Heron 1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in civil airspace April 24 from San Javier Air Base in Murcia, Spain. The joint exercise is a key element of the €1.2 million ($1.5 million) DeSIRE project, funded equally by ESA and EDA and carried out by an international industry consortium led by Indra of Spain. It includes AT-One of Germany and the Netherlands; satellite fleet operator SES of Luxembourg; Thales ...

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