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Unauthorized Drones at Gatwick Airport Force Airport Closure

Unauthorized drone activity at Gatwick Airport has forced the airport to halt operations for much of Thursday, 20 December and disruptions are expected to continue through Friday, 21 December. The drone flights have led to over 100 diverted flights since 2100 UTC 19 December and over 550 flights have been canceled at Gatwick during the busy pre-Christmas travel period. (more…)

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Tracking Airborne Science Around the World

When scientists want to study the upper atmosphere, look deep into space, or free themselves from the effects of gravity, they don’t necessarily need to go to space to do so. NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and commercial operators have multiple scientific programs based on airborne platforms that operate anywhere from 500 feet to 60,000 feet off the ground. We’re able to track many of these flights as research is conducted in real time. (more…)