FAA approves first commercial drone flights with no on-site pilots

  • January 16, 2021
Farms and other agricultural operations in certain rural areas in the US can now use robotic drones to take images of or gather data on their crops. The FAA has approved Massachusetts-based American Robotics’ request to be able to deploy automated dr…

Alphabet’s Wing argues new US drone rules will hurt privacy

  • January 2, 2021
Alphabet’s Wing is less than thrilled with the FAA’s new rules for drone ‘license plates,’ and it’s pushing for significant changes. Reuters and The Verge report that the drone delivery company has attacked the rules for remote IDs, warning that they…

Rocket Lab will resume missions in August following launch failure

  • August 1, 2020
Rocket Lab’s Electron vehicle will resume ferrying satellites and other payloads to space this month. The FAA has given the company the go-ahead to launch Electron rockets again after figuring out why its 13th mission ended in failure. In early July,…