Skypersonic delivers NASA drone for simulated Mars mission
Remotely piloted drone tech and services company Skypersonic has made delivery of its specially designed and tested hardware and software package to NASA for use in a year-long simulated Mars mission.
Red Cat Holdings-owned Skypersonic created the remotely controlled drone and rover platform tailored to the requirements of NASA’s simulated Mars mission, including the ability of vehicles to handle the difficult terrain and extreme temperatures they’d encounter on the Red Planet. Skypersonic successfully put the system through a battery of tests last summer on the rocky volcanic terrain of Italy’s Mt. Etna as part of the final preparations for handing it over to the US space agency.
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During the year-long program, a NASA team will be sealed within the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) – a 1,700-square-foot simulated Martian habitat at the Johnson…