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Airborne-UnCrewed 07.12.22: Zephyr 'S', Dominion-Skydio, Powering the VX4

Also: Urban Air Mobility, CAPSTONE Spacecraft, Advanced Air Mobility Caucus, Aero-TV at AUVSI22: Percepto

The Airbus Zephyr “S” took off on 15 June 2022, from the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground and remains aloft at this point. It is capable of reaching an altitude of 70,000-feet, and remaining aloft for a period of time measurable in months.

The wings of the 165-pound Zephyr-S stretch an expansive 82-feet and house solar-collectors that power the craft’s twin propellers. Dominion Energy and Skydio have jointly announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Dominion Energy a waiver to fly Skydio drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) for purpose of inspecting power-generation facilities in seven states. Vertical Aerospace has announced a partnership with E-One Moli Energy Corp—a Taiwanese manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries under the Molicel brand. The deal will see Molicel supply high-power cylindrical cells for Vertical’s VX4 eVTOL aircraft. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!

Airborne-Unmanned 07.12.22 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, July 12th, 2022... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Holland Lee, Sophie Hurlock, Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, and Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, this episode covers:

  • Airbus Zephyr 'S' Remains Aloft
  • Dominion Energy and Skydio Secure BVLOS Waiver 
  • Vertical Aerospace and Molicel Partner to Power the VX4
  • Urban Air Mobility On the Rise
  • NASA Re-Establishes Contact With CAPSTONE Spacecraft
  • The Congressional Advanced Air Mobility Caucus
  • Aero-TV at AUVSI22: Percepto Autonomous UAV Systems Impress

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