2:36 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Drone aircraft from Michigan head skyward

A prototype of the SkySpecs drone
Credit SkySpecs LLC

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9:39 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Drones to monitor crops in Hickory Corners

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The unmanned planes will fly over agricultural fields
Michigan State University's first drone is a microdrone md4-1000, a four-rotor helicopter that measures just over a meter from rotor shaft to rotor shaft. It is equipped with a high-resolution radiometer, a thermal camera and a laser scanner that's capable of taking centimeter-precise measurements from the air.
1:01 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Battle Creek Air National Guard Base ends flight mission

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Battle Creek's base will be used as a control center for drone aircraft
More than 65 years of service as a base for military aircraft came to an end Friday at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. The base sent off its last C-21 aircraft in a low-key ceremony at 9 a.m.