AVIATR – Unmanned Aircraft Mission for Titan

Dr. Jason W. Barnes of the University of Idaho and a team of 30 scientists and engineers created an unmanned mission concept to explore Titan called AVIATR (Aerial Vehicle for In-situ and Airborne Titan Reconnaissance).

Titan – Saturn’s largest moon – is it’s the only other body in our solar system (besides Earth) that has that type of atmosphere and evidence of liquid on its surface. It has been said that the atmosphere on Titan is so dense that a person could strap a pair of wings on their back and soar through its skies.

The plan, which primarily consists of a 120 kg unmanned aircraft soaring through the natural satellite’s atmosphere, was published online late last month.

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