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Testing Mars exploration drones on Icelandic lava flows – Digital Trends

How do you test a machine that’s designed to operate on another planet? Using the lava flow fields of Iceland to test out drones and rovers to explore Mars.

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How do you test a machine that’s designed to operate on another planet? A team from the University of Arizona is using the lava flow fields of Iceland to test out new concepts for drones and rovers which could be used to explore Mars.
The RAVEN project (RoverAerial Vehicle Exploration Networks) has received a grant from NASA to explore how aerial and ground-based vehicles can be combined to explore areas on Mars that are not currently possible to access. Current systems involve spacecraft that fly…

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