Helicopter Drones to the Aid of Mars Rovers Now

January 26, 2015 1:13 PM

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The vast, unforgiving landscape of Mars definitely gives the Rovers a tough time. They are unable to see very far ahead, and the crew on earth can also offer little help by looking at orbital imagery.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory might have found a clever solution to that problem- an aerial robot scout. The proposed Mars Helicopter drone would fly ahead of rovers and act as an aerial drone to assist the rover’s research mission. It would provide operators a better view of the terrain on Mars ...

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