Leaf-Inspired Venus Rover Would Float Down, Then Fly

Credit: Northrop Grumman
A different way to enter a planet’s atmosphere is behind Northrop Grumman’s concept for a flying “rover” able to coast through the clouds of Venus for up to a year collecting atmospheric data. A semi-buoyant flying wing, the proposed Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform (VAMP) is the first in a...

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