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Ascent Solar’s PV modules selected by Vanguard Space Technologies for additional programs to develop solar arrays for space, UAV missions

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Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (Thornton, Colorado, U.S.) a manufacturer of flexible thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, was selected by Vanguard Space Technologies to provide modules for two additional Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) programs that require lightweight, flexible, and durable PV…

Regulation Clips Wings of U.S. Drone Makers

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By JACK NICAS BERLIN—In four years, Service-drone.de GmbH has emerged as a promising player here in the rapidly expanding commercial-drone industry. The 20-employee startup has sold more than 400 unmanned aircraft to private-sector companies and now is pitching its fourth-generation device.…

FAA requirements for Hollywood exemptions

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1. The UA must weigh less than 55 pounds (25 Kg), including energy source(s) and equipment. Operations authorized by this grant of exemption are limited to the following aircraft described in the proprietary FOPMs: HexaCrafter HC-1100 and Aeronavics SkyJib 8…

Neodosha company builds drones for agriculture

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NEODESHA – A company in Neodesha is building drones that its owner believes could someday help farmers watch over their fields without spending hours walking or driving through their property. The company, called AgEagle, has shipped 125 unmanned aircraft systems…