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
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

Topic |   China's space programme
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
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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