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NASA spent $58 million on its Mars drone. Now it went haywire.



 
 
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Old May 30th 21, 12:07 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Eric Stevens
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Default NASA spent $58 million on its Mars drone. Now it went haywire.

On Sat, 29 May 2021 21:08:30 -0700 (PDT), RichA
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I'm wondering what DJI would have charged to build NASA an equivalent drone?


Which could survive the journey in space aqnd then fly in the Martian
atmosphere? I think they would run away.
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Old May 30th 21, 06:43 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Alan Browne[_2_]
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Default NASA spent $58 million on its Mars drone. Now it went haywire.

On 2021-05-30 07:07, Eric Stevens wrote:
On Sat, 29 May 2021 21:08:30 -0700 (PDT), RichA
wrote:

I'm wondering what DJI would have charged to build NASA an equivalent drone?


Which could survive the journey in space aqnd then fly in the Martian
atmosphere? I think they would run away.


If it's a cost plus program, then no need to run.

It was a joint JPL / AeroVironment (who make all manner of drones from
tiny to big) / NASA Ames / NASA Langley project.

A Chinese co. would not likely be invited to bid on such a project in
any case.
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