Drones on Mars: Skypersonic’s Tests on Mt. Etna
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby
Skypersonic is a subsidiary of Red Cat Holdings. Red Cat Holdings [NASDAQ:RCAT] is held in the AdvisorShares Drone Technology ETF [NYSE ARCA:UAV], the only ETF dedicated to the drone economy. The AdvisorShares Drone Technology ETF is a thematic investment strategy seeking to capture the growth opportunities in drones and autonomous vehicles (AV). AdvisorShares is a DRONELIFE sponsor.
Drone inspection leader Skypersonic successfully tested its software and hardware on Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily where the terrain is comparable to the geology of Mars.
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