Safely integrating UAVs Flying Beyond Line of Sight

10. April 2017

Safely integrating UAVs into national, and international airspace, flying beyond line of sight is essential for the continued development of UAV technology for the professional sector. Flying under 500 feet was previously regarded as too low to regulate, however is now becoming a necessity to do so. A recent test flight in the Netherlands, performed with a modified Ascending Technologies Falcon [...]

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‘Starbright Holidays’ Drone Show

20. November 2016

With new ‘Starbright Holidays’ Drone Show Intel & Disney light up the sky over Walt Disney World Resort. Intel and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are collaborating on an innovative new holiday experience that will take place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida over the holiday season. Using all-new Intel® Shooting Star™ drones, the “Starbright Holidays – An [...]

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500 Drones to Set Record

5. November 2016

With a fleet of 500 drones Intel engineers set a new world record, less than a year after setting the Guinness World Records title for 100 drones flying simultaneously. The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are specifically designed for light shows. The fall-colored sunset darkened above Krailling, Germany as thousands of tiny propellers began spinning in unison in a field. The [...]

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Intel’s Drone 100 @ Vivid Syndey 2016

27. June 2016

Program highlight of Vivid Sydney 2016 was the public debut of Drone 100. Together with Ars Electronica, Intel has created a Microdrone show of 100 AscTec Hummingbirds in the Australian night sky illuminating the port of Sydney. Drone 100: 100 dancing Microdrones A new attraction to this year`s Vivid Sydney was Intel`s Drone 100. The Guinness World Record setting drone [...]

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AscTec Firefly: Netexplo Award Winner 2016

19. February 2016

The AscTec Firefly UAS drone has been awarded the Netexplo Award 2016 for its impact on society and business. The redundant research drone is established as programmable unmanned aircraft system in leading universities and R&D labs worldwide. Moreover the AscTec Firefly is involved in many challenging research projects. Netexplo (“Netexplorateur” until late 2011) is an independent observatory that studies the [...]

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Drone 100 – AscTec Hummingbirds enable World Record

7. January 2016

With 100 dancing drones Intel and Ars Electronica set a Guinness World Record for “Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously” – using 100 AscTec Hummingbirds. The Making of Drone 100 Dubbed Drone 100, the spectacle set a Guinness World Record for most UAVs airborne simultaneously. When video of Drone 100 was first shown during Krzanich’s CES 2016 keynote two [...]

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Intel Acquires Ascending Technologies!

4. January 2016

Exciting news! Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the German drone developer and manufacturer Ascending Technologies – subject to customary closing conditions. Intel plans for the Ascending Technologies team to continue supporting their current customers while also collaborating with Intel’s Perceptual Computing team to develop UAV technology that can help drones fly with more awareness of their environments. [...]

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Drone Light Painting – The Christmas Edit

16. December 2015

Watch the world’s first Drone Light Painting Video “The Christmas Edit”. With this film Ascending Technologies wishes to express its sincere gratitude to all drone enthusiasts and operators, friends, customers and partner companies. Moreover we wish you a Merry Christmas and a good takeoff into a successful New Year. The complete Light Painting project was performed by use of a [...]

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FAA: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration & Rules

16. December 2015

If you own a drone (UAV / UAS), you must register it with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry. Official UAS / drone rules announced by the FAA The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) announced official rules for registering drones in the United States of America. Registration applies to a range of UAS sizes, between 250 gram and [...]

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