Canada’s Stratodynamics Aviation, which in September set a record by releasing an unmanned glider from a stratospheric balloon at 11,434 ft., is to conduct research flights for NASA under a contract awarded to the University of Kentucky. The flights to assess new methods of turbulence detection in stratospheric flight with forward-sensing technologies will be conducted using the UAVOS HiDRON unmanned aircraft. The research, under NASA’s Flight Opportunities program, will help ...

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