You’ll find the Darwin Drone Lab at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. It’s the space we use for testing our drone technology.
The Drone Lab includes a drone corridor running between the Darwin SatCom Lab and ESA’s European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT). This is a flight path that allows us to operate our drones safely and legally, without disrupting other air traffic.
There are countless drone applications, but safety needs to come before anything else. The controlled space of the Drone Lab allows us to test both our drones and our pilots, meaning that we can demonstrate our flight record to the Civil Aviation Authority in an operational safety case.
If you’re interested in learning more, we have an article about drone law and the purpose of drone corridors.