NASA Developing a Drone to Fly Above Mars to Survey the Planet

miércoles, 29 de marzo de 2017

NASA is developing a VTOL drone, called the Mars Electric Reusable Flyer, that is designed to fly in the thin atmosphere surrounding the Red Planet.

When it runs out of energy, it’s designed to be recovered by a land-based rover.

NASA scientists have already completed testing the concept drone in a low-pressure chamber at its Langley Research center.

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Imagine being able to survey more parts of another planet like Mars than ever before. Orbiters and rovers have been successful so far but engineers keep looking for new ways to gather information. One way may be by using an unmanned aerial vehicle like this Mars Flyer concept.

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