Daily Drone News – Friday February 19, 2021
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First interplanetary drone, Ingenuity arrives on Mars – After a space journey of some 292 million miles and a blood-curdling descent through the atmosphere of Mars, the Mars rover Perseverance has successfully landed on the red planet. Space agency NASA announced. Onboard the rover is the first interplanetary drone in unmanned aviation history: the Ingenuity.
Airspeeder drone crashes near residential homes after climbing 8,000 feet – British aviation occurrence analyst AAIB has released details of a bizarre incident involving an experimental drone. A scale model of an Alauda Airspeeder Mk II racing drone weighing 210 pounds became uncontrollable, climbed to an altitude of approximately 8,000 feet, and then crashed just next to a residential area due to an empty battery. Fortunately, nobody got injured.
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