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Bell Selected for NASA Drone Demo In 2020, 10-Sep-18 : #NASA Bell and teammates selected by NASA’e Integrated Aviation Systems Program office for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight demonstration in 2020

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 Annual Student Design Competition and the NASA Mars Helicopter are quite noticeable

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List of Units

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Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    Langley Research CenterLARC1920 --
    Ames Research CenterARC1939 --
    Dryden Flight Research CenterDFRC1947 --
    Wallops Flight FacilityWFF1945 --
    Johnson Space Flight Center1961 --

Bases and Locations

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Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   Edwards AFBDFRC 1947/   
   Langley Research CenterLARC 1920/   
   Moffett Federal AirfieldARC 1939/   

Model Types

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  NASA Mars Helicopter2020
  Bell XV-15A 219782003
  B-V YHC-1A219621975
  B-V CH-46C219621975

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