Tag Archives: Federal Aviation Administration

Rocket Lab Gets FAA Clearance to Launch Gov’t Smallsat Missions

Rocket Lab

The Federal Aviation Administration has given Rocket Lab permission to launch small satellites for government customers from a company-operated facility at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia. Rocket Lab said Tuesday it can use the Electron rocket to perform multiple smallsat missions  from  Launch Complex 2 with the FAA-issued operator license with five-year validity.

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Woolpert to Help FAA-Backed Alliance Develop UAS Threat Response Guidance

Woolpert

Woolpert has been selected by the National Safe Skies Alliance to create a document that would guide airports on collaborative planning and response to address security risks from unmanned aircraft systems. The company said Tuesday it will produce a guidebook that will outline strategies for airport operators to assess, respond to and recover from UAS threats.

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Collins Aerospace to Enter Final Phase of UAS Airspace Data Link Waveform Dev’t Project; Heather Robertson Quoted

NASA and United Technologies Corp.'s Collins Aerospace business are gearing up for the final phase of a joint project to build a data link technology designed to support unmanned aircraft system management operations in national airspace. Collins Aerospace said Thursday it has helped finance command non-payload control waveform development efforts and developed radio prototypes that could operate with CNPC during flight tests as part of a nine-year project.

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