Exploration Goes Airborne with Swamp Works Craft

LTFF_EDF_30The exact form of the Extreme Access Flyer isn’t known yet, but engineers at Swamp Works are steadily progressing through prototype designs to invent a flying robotic prospector that can be launched to other worlds and take samples from areas rovers can’t reach. The craft would fly hundreds of short sorties from a lander to gather samples from surrounding areas to find out where the valuable resources are on Mars, asteroids or the moon. The Flyer could also explore giant lava tubes on other worlds to find out whether they are suitable for astronauts and habitation modules. Find out the details in this feature story out today, and take a look at the video below to see an Asteroid Prospector Flyer prototype in testing.