NASA’ Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests, 01-Apr-19 : #MarsHelicopter In late January 2019, NASA’s Mars Helicopter drone (4 lbs/1.8 Kg), parts were put to the test. Scheduled to reach the Red Planet on February 2021 under the belly of the Mars 2020 rover.
Mars Drone Helicopter in Production at JPL, 03-Jul-18 : #Mars AeroVironment Inc working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on first Mars drone helicopter. Prototypes passed tests in simulated Mars atmosphere. Final Mars-bound helicopter now in production at JPL
AHS Applauds NASA’s Mars Helicopter Selection, 14-May-18 : Similarities between the University of Maryland’ Martian Autonomous Rotary-wing Vehicle (MARV) winner of the 1999 American Helicopter Society International’s (AHS) Annual Student Design Competition and the NASA Mars Helicopter are quite noticeable
NASA Sending Helicopter to Mars, 11-May-18 : NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. A small drone will travel to the Red Planet with NASA’s next Mars rover. Scheduled to launch in July 2020
NASA Helicopter Could be Scout for Mars Rovers, 22-Jan-15 : NASA JPL engineers are working on a small helicopter that could ‘scout’ a trail for future Mars rovers, but getting a chopper that could fly in the Martian atmosphere is tricky.