The Aurora Flight Sciences Theseus remotely piloted aircraft had a successful 1h 17min flight on 1 July at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB, California, when it reached an altitude of around 8,000ft (2,450m). The first flight of the Theseus was cut short by problems with the propeller controller on 24 May (Flight International, 12-18 June). The aircraft is designed to support NASA's Mission to Planet Earth initiative. It provides a high-altitude, long-endurance platform for remote-sensing payloads.

Source: Flight International