Old 23rd Jul 2013, 19:53
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Scotand
Age: 63
Posts: 57
reply to John_Smith

I know the loss rate for military drones is very high. But these are not pilotless planes, they are remotely-piloted planes. The losses might be related to loss of comms. Does anyone know the reason (for the losses?) Don't the Russians have autonomous cargo spacecraft supplying the MIR space station? The MARS Rover mission was based on autonomous vehicles because of the too-long delays in radio signals for remote piloting. But today I am still very pleased to see two skilled pilots on board!
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