Meet ‘Poseidon,’ The Jaw-Dropping Mission To Send An Army Of Drones To Saturn’s Moons Titan
A spectacular new mission plan has emerged to send a fleet of mini-drones to explore the liquid lakes of one of the most exciting places in the Solar System—Saturn’s largest moon Titan.
In details published on the pre-print science paper hub arXix, POSEIDON (Titan POlar Scout/orbitEr and In situ lake lander DrONe explorer) would involve two spacecrafts—an orbiter and a lander—with the latter taking to the giant moon’s surface either a “lake lander,” a possibly amphibious large drone and/or a fleet of mini-drones.
Any lander would explore the moon’s polar regions where most of its lakes and seas reside. The authors say any mission would have an “outstanding…