Octo-rotor Interplanetary Drone to Rely on AAC Sensors
The Dragonfly mission, scheduled to launch in 2027, will spend seven years travelling to Titan which is approximately 1.4 billion kilometres (870 million miles) from Earth. At that distance, radio signals will take 2.6 hours round-trip. The surface temperature is a balmy -179°C (-290°F)!
AAC is supplying current sensors for the rotor drive electronics and various magnetic transformer components for the electrical system.
Artists inpression of the car-sized Dragonfly spacecraft on the surface of Titan. Image credit: NASA/JHU-APL