6. Heavy lifter “Dragon Dream” passes Pentagon and NASA tests
Wind developers will find good news from Aeros, developer of the Aeroscraft, a heavy lift vehicle intended in part to carry large components such as towers, nacelles, and rotor blades to construction sites, especially those with difficult ground access. The company announced late last year that Government “high fidelity testing” and demonstrations have been completed successfully within budget and a month ahead of schedule. High fidelity refers to an expansion on prior testing in which data acquisition is part of the flight objectives. Tests were made on the Dragon Dream, a scaled-down non-deployable Aeroscraft built as a technology demonstration platform and engineering test bed.
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