garymortimer writes: "“For ESA, the result could be much more autonomous spacecraft that can reliably manoeuvre, dock or land themselves.” Remote-controlled drones were once the province of the military, but technology advances make them accessible now to everybody. “For ESA, this development opens up completely new ways of involving the public in scientific experiments,” noted Leopold Summerer, head of the Advanced Concepts Team. “We can obtain real-life data to train our algorithms in large amounts that would practically be impossible to get in any other way."
garymortimer writes: "France takes a huge leap forward, this permission has major implications for power and pipe line simple surveys and anything that happens BLOS (beyond visual line of sight) Congratulations must go to Delair Tech! Pushing the boundaries!"