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Aurora First to Fly Large UAS in FAA-Designated Test Site

Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that from June 12-15, 2015 the company’s Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) flew multiple unmanned flights from Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York. The successful test flights were conducted in full collaboration and compliance with Oneida County’s Griffiss UAS Test Site, which is managed by Northeast UAS Airspace Integration […]

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UAS

Aurora’s Orion UAS Successfully Completes First Flight

Aurora Flight Sciences announced today at the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference that the Orion Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) successfully completed its first flight on August 24, 2013. The flight was conducted on a western test range, lasted three hours and thirty-one minutes, and reached a maximum altitude of 8,000 feet above mean […]

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UAS

Aurora’s Skate® Supports Operational Missions in Afghanistan

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Skate® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) was recently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom missions. Aurora’s role in supporting these military missions includes in-theatre training and logistics support. Deployment of Skate® to support operations in Afghanistan is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Initial […]

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Aerospace

Aurora Awarded Contract for Titan Balloon Buoyancy Modulation System

Aurora Flight Sciences announced today it has been selected by NASA for a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase 1 project to develop a rapid buoyancy modulation system (BMS) for a hot air, or Montgolfiere, balloon operating on Titan, a moon of Saturn. Balloons are potentially useful vehicles for exploration in the dense atmosphere of […]