Winged Aerobot Could Explore Titan

Inflatable technology specialist Global Aerospace Corp. (GAC) and Northrop Grumman are to develop a buoyant vehicle to explore Titan, a moon of Saturn, under a NASA small-business research contract. The team will develop the Titan Winged Aerobot (TWA) concept and produce a proof-of-concept vehicle for Earth-based testing. The design is inspired by Northrop’s lifting entry/atmospheric […]

Flying Aerobot drone is being designed to soar in the skies of Titan

In preparation for the Cassini probe’s departure from Saturn, NASA is looking to sent a drone on the giant’s moon Titan. The agency has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research ﴾SBIR﴿ Phase 1 contract for the early‐stage development of these vehicles. Two private companies, Global Aerospace Corp. and Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, have been picked by NASA to design […]