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HMP-2002 Photo Report: Science on Devon Island: MicroPilot Xtra Easy UAV Flight

By SpaceRef Editor
July 20, 2002
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MicroPilot Xtra Easy UAV

UAV programmed for flight.

UAV systems check


MicroPilot’s Paul Chambers flies the UAV under manual control. The “Fortress” is in the background.

UAV lands on von Braun Planitia just north of HMP Base Camp.

  • 18 July 2002: Mars Airplane Test on Devon Island, Planetary Society

    A robotic airplane may be just the right ticket for economically exploring swaths of Martian territory up close. From July 17 to 24, 2002, The Planetary Society will team up with NASA Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, and MicroPilot to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic in simulated Mars exploration.

  • SpaceRef staff editor.