Semibouyant Aircraft Could Explore Venus’s Upper Atmosphere

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 semibuoyant flying wing, the proposed Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform (VAMP) is the first in a...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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