Preparing the UAV for flight over the Atacama

Preparing the UAV for flight over the Atacama

The white device on the track is a differential GPS

Before flight checks on the UAV for its first flight over the desert

To simulate data a Mars rover team would have from an orbiting satellite and the descent module we use a small UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). Made by Quest UAV in the UK these little planes have an excellent performance and can map a relatively large area each flight. We also found they work even in the strongest winds, although today was luckily almost still.

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