AEROVIRONMENT-NASA TEAM EXPLORES NEW MARS HEXACOPTER CONCEPT

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 Executivebiz.com.

Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report, the background for which appeared in their  # 21 - 16 - 26 JUNE 2021 edition of the UNMANNED SYSTEMS NEWS (USN).

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