News articles for Aurora Flight Sciences:
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Aurora Flight Sciences Receives SBA's Tibbetts Award
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences was honored by the Small Business Administration with its Tibbetts Award which recognizes technological innovation made possible through the federal government's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The award is named for Roland ... read more
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Centaur Receives C4ISR Award for Innovation
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences' Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft was awarded the "Big 25 Award" from C4ISR Journal on April 26 during the annual C4ISR Journal Conference. Centaur was selected under the "Innovations" category due to its unique design that permits both manned and ... read more
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Monday, October 1, 2012
Aurora's Skate(R) SUAS Embeds With Massachusetts SWAT Team
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/01/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences recently signed an agreement with the Boston area Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (MetroLEC) to establish a program to evaluate Aurora's Skate® Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) by their Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) operations.
This program will allow MetroLEC to ... read more
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mark Cherry Joins Aurora as President and COO
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/19/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that Mark C. Cherry will become President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective October 1, 2012. Mark succeeds John S. Langford, the company's founder, who will continue as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Mark joins Aurora from ... read more
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
DARPA Selects Aurora for Phoenix Program
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/13/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences was recently selected by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) for the Phoenix program to explore development of a new satellite morphology through creation of "satlets" capable of harvesting key components from retired spacecraft in earth orbit.
The goal of ... read more
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Aurora's Skate(R) SUAS Supports Aerial Surveying Missions in Peru
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/07/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences' Skate® Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) recently traveled to Peru in support of Vanderbilt University's efforts at the Mawchu Llacta archeological site.
Aerial survey operations using Skate® consisted of routine survey flights at altitudes above 13,000 ft. MSL using a ... read more
Monday, June 18, 2012
AIAA Recognizes Aurora Employees
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/12 -- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) recently recognized two Aurora Flight Sciences employees for their accomplishments in the aerospace profession.
Kai Harth was selected as the 2012 recipient of the AIAA National Capital Section Engineer of the Year Award. Kai ... read more
Monday, April 30, 2012
Aurora Delivers Engine Nacelles to CH-53K Helicopter Program
BRIDGEPORT, WV -- (Marketwire) -- 04/30/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences has delivered the first pair of forward engine nacelles to Sikorsky Aircraft for assembly onto the first CH-53K prototype helicopter, the U.S. Marine Corps' new-generation heavy lift rotorcraft.
Both nacelles will be integrated onto the CH-53K Ground Test Vehicle ... read more
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Skate SUAS Wins Border Security Product Challenge Award
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/12 -- Aurora's Skate small unmanned air vehicle system (SUAS) was awarded first place in the 2012 Border Security Technology/Product Challenge at the recently held 2012 Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Arizona. The top prize is awarded to a technology or product that ... read more
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Aurora Selected by Raytheon for DARPA PCAS Program
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/16/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences today announced its selection by Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN) as a team member for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program.
Raytheon's PCAS solution aims to develop technologies that significantly reduce the timeline ... read more
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Swiss Department of Defence Becomes Centaur Launch Customer
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that the Swiss Department of Defence has become the first customer for the Centaur Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA).
armasuisse, an official procurement agency of the Swiss Department of Defence with its own Flight Test Center, will use the ... read more
Monday, January 23, 2012
Aurora Plays Key Role in Zero Robotics Competition Utilizing SPHERES on ISS
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/12 -- The innovative Synchronized Position Hold Engage Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) constellation developed by MIT and Aurora Flight Sciences were utilized in the Zero Robotics international student competition held today in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and here on Earth ... read more
Monday, January 16, 2012
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Aurora Awarded AFRL Urban Beat Cop Program
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/15/11 -- Aurora Flight Sciences was awarded a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) to provide a specialized Skate® Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS), designed for autonomous operations in urban environments.
The "Urban Beat Cop" ... read more
Monday, September 26, 2011
Air Force Selects Aurora for RPA Manufacturing Technology Contract
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/26/11 -- Aurora Flight Sciences was recently selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for the Manufacturing Technologies for Remotely Piloted Vehicles (MaTeR) program. Over the next eighty-four months, Aurora will develop and improve manufacturing processes for all aspects of Remotely Piloted ... read more
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Professor David Mindell Joins Aurora as Scholar-in-Residence
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/13/11 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor David Mindell will be a scholar-in-residence at Aurora during the next year. Professor Mindell will work on several research projects at Aurora's R&D Center during his sabbatical from MIT.
Professor ... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Aurora Flight Sciences Recognized for Global Hawk and BAMS Performance
BRIDGEPORT, WV -- (Marketwire) -- 08/10/11 -- Aurora Flight Sciences was recognized by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for its outstanding support as a key supplier on the U.S. Air Force Global Hawk program and the U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) ... read more
Monday, July 11, 2011
Centaur Makes First Automatic Landings
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/11/11 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that its Centaur optionally-piloted aircraft has successfully completed its first fully automatic landings. The tests were conducted at Warrenton, Virginia.
Aurora designed Centaur to fly as a normal manned aircraft, as an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), or ... read more