The rover Zhu Rong has been exploring Mars during China’s first independent mission to the planet. Photo: CNSA/Handout via Xinhua
The rover Zhu Rong has been exploring Mars during China’s first independent mission to the planet. Photo: CNSA/Handout via Xinhua

China develops Mars drone for future red planet missions

  • Helicopter drone will help a rover to navigate the planet’s surface, allowing future missions to be more efficient
  • It has similarities to Nasa’s Ingenuity helicopter, which is already operating on Mars, expert says

The rover Zhu Rong has been exploring Mars during China’s first independent mission to the planet. Photo: CNSA/Handout via Xinhua
The rover Zhu Rong has been exploring Mars during China’s first independent mission to the planet. Photo: CNSA/Handout via Xinhua
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