I'm thrilled to announce that Skysense was awarded the 1st prize in the "business" section of the NASA WorldWind Europa Challenge 2016, offering an innovative Open Source remote control of drones, with multiple commercial applications.


Skysense Planner is web-based, runs in the cloud and allows you manage remote fleets of drones. Advanced features include Ardupilot and DJI support, ADS-B aircraft tracking, geofence management and orchestration of complex multi-agent workflows for logistics, surveillance, and industrial inspections.

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Hexacopter demo flight video: https://vimeo.com/182517631

Skysense Planner relies on several Open Source projects: ArdupilotGazebo,MAVLinkMAVROSROSRobot Web ToolsNASA Web World Wind. This prize serves also as a recognition of the tremendous importance of these extremely powerful projects, that have been so instrumental in building Skysense Planner.


Company profile

Skysense's business is to enable private companies and government agencies integrating and running fully autonomous UAVs operations without human intervention. Skysense Drone Systems are fully automated and scalable drone installations, enabling remote inspection, surveillance and survey operations without human intervention. Skysense partners with enterprises at the forefront of the security, energy, inspection, aerospace and defense markets.

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  • I was thinking if it could be possible on a satellite modem bandwidth, that way it would work anywhere in the world, regardless of whether there's a phone tower or not.

  • @Fnoop thanks!!

    @TenzinR Skysense Planner targets BVLOS applications.

    @Pierre Kancir Today or Tomorrow for the subscribers :)

    @Adam Kroll thanks for pointing this out. This is indeed a possibility, and even basic SMS messages are sufficient to setup and manage a flight mission. However, soon or later you need a good internet connection to download the sensor recordings!

  • This is a great idea if it can be done safely.  Also remote sites where we fly our UAV's often have poor internet connections, if the data transfer rate is minimised it would be effective over more regions of the world.

  • How do they get around requirements for being within line of sight?

  • Amazing work, well done!

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