Space-powered drones could soon help NHS in Sutherland

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A demonstration of drone powered delivery of life-saving medical supplies in NHS Highland could pave the way for this high-flying operation to be initiated in Sutherland to help beat Covid-19.

The unmanned fleet of drones took to the skies to ferry coronavirus tests and samples, medicines, and other much-needed equipment between medical practices in Argyll and Bute, a region which encompasses thousands of kilometres of coastline and several islands.

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The project was supported by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) directorate of telecommunications and integrated applications through its ESA Space Solutions programme, which helps European businesses to “develop space-based ideas that improve everyday life”.

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Source: David G. Scott

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