China develops drone for Mars missions

eAwaz Lifestyle

Beijing – China has developed a prototype Mars drone similar to US space agency NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter2, media reports said yesterday. The drone will capture images and travel several hundred metres in a single flight, Bian Chunjiang, a researcher with the National Space Science Centre, was quoted as saying to Global Times. It would help a rover to locate and drive towards features of the landscape with greater speed and precision, making missions more efficient, Bian said.