Nasa Unveils Boomerang-Shaped Plane to Fly on Mars

7. 2. 15 by Kevin Woods
  • The Prandtl–m will be released at about at 100,000 feet altitude from a balloon later this year, which will simulate the flight conditions of the Martian atmosphere. The tests could validate how the aircraft works, leading to modifications that will allow it to fold and deploy from a 3U CubeSat in the aeroshell of a future Mars rover.
  • The Prandtl-m could overfly some of the proposed landing sites for a future astronaut mission and send back to Earth very detailed high resolution photographic map images that could tell scientists about the suitability of those landing sites.
  • The Prandtl-m could overfly some of the proposed landing sites for a future astronaut mission and send back to Earth very detailed high resolution photographic map images that could tell scientists about the suitability of those landing sites.

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