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Novgorod students successfully delivered the parcel on the drone and offered their services to “Post of Russia”

The flight of a drone to an island in the Novgorod region. Shot from the video of students

Students and schoolchildren from Veliky Novgorod successfully delivered a small load from the village of Navolok to the village of Wojcie, which is located on an island on Lake Ilmen. The students of the secondary school №36, students of the Novgorod State University and employees of the laboratory “Aeronet” in the university took part in the launch.

As reported Novgorod Region Governor Andrei Nikitin, the university intends to offer its services “Mail of Russia”, whose drone crashed just after the start. According to the head of the region, the creation of a digital map of the site, the determination of takeoff and landing points, as well as testing took only a few days.

From Navolok, a parcel weighing 1.3 kilos was sent to Vojtsi with medicines, mail and sweets. This is the route chosen, since the delivery of goods to the village on the island is traditionally associated with difficulties. The governor stressed that the development may be of interest to business representatives.

Novgorod State University, in turn, plans to appeal to the “Post of Russia” with a proposal to consider the possibility of using the technology developed in the framework of the STI “Aeronet” project.

Andrei Nikitin
governor of the Novgorod region

Videos with the flight of drones in the Novgorod region were posted on the page of Nikitin in “VKontakte”. we did not find any mention of the launch of a drones on the websites of the university and the school.

April 2 in Buryatia “Russian Post” unsuccessfully experienced the first drones, was to deliver a two-kilogram package for a distance of 16 kilometers – from Ulan-Ude to the village of Nizhny Sayantui. Drone gained altitude and flew into the house at high speed.

“Russian Post” explained that it was invited to launch the drone “as a guest,” and shifted the blame to the device manufacturer, which is estimated at 1.2 million rubles. Organizers have called the failure of a large number of Wi-Fi points that interfered with navigation.

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