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Kea Aerospace first to test fly over Project Tāwhaki land

Henry Burrell
Mon, 11 Oct 2021

The Kea Atmos craft will fly 20km above Earth. (Image: Kea Aerospace)
Henry Burrell
Mon, 11 Oct 2021
Kea Aerospace has become the first company to start test flights on the Kaitōrete Spit as part of the government’s new Project Tāwhaki aerospace initiative. Christchurch company Kea flew its first test there on Sept 20 with small prototype aircraft to test autonomous flight capability, solar power, and communications according to chief executive Mark Rocket.“We're also looking at doing stratospheric balloon flights to test the hardware in that environment, and then we’ll also be merging the technologies together the n...

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