AeroVironment and NASA plan to design a hexacopter using data from demonstrations of the Ingenuity robotic coaxial helicopter on Mars. The partnership is exploring a new six-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle concept, dubbed Mars Science Helicopter, with a maximum payload capacity of 5 kilograms. Image courtesy of NASA/JPL via

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