Dropship offers safe landings for Mars rovers

The conclusion to ESA’s latest StarTiger project: a ‘dropship’ quadcopter steers itself to lower a rover gently onto a safe patch of the rocky martian surface.

Spin.Works participated in the project team with its Vision-based relative navigation and H2DAS Hazard Detection and Avoidance System.

Full article and video here:

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/07/Dropship_with_rover

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