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‘A flawless flight’ for AeroVironment’s Mars drone

By   /  Monday, April 19th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on ‘A flawless flight’ for AeroVironment’s Mars drone

Ingenuity, a helicopter drone developed by Simi Valley-based AeroVironment, made history early in the morning of April 19, becoming the first man-made aircraft to fly on another planet, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. “Goosebumps,” MiMi Aung, NASA’s project manager for Ingenuity, said during a press conference while looking at a video of Read More →

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AeroVironment’s drone still grounded on Mars

By   /  Friday, April 16th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on AeroVironment’s drone still grounded on Mars

Ingenuity, the helicopter drone developed by Simi Valley-based AeroVironment, has had its first experimental flight on Mars delayed after an error sequence during testing, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ingenuity, which landed on Mars on the Perseverance rover in February, was scheduled for its first takeoff on April 11. NASA first rescheduled Read More →

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Mars rover lands safely, with drone helicopter from Simi Valley on board

By   /  Thursday, February 18th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Mars rover lands safely, with drone helicopter from Simi Valley on board

The Mars 2020 rover, carrying on board a first-of-its-kind drone developed by Simi Valley-based AeroVironment, touched down in the Jezero Crater on Feb. 18. The rover was confirmed to have landed safely at 12:56 p.m. Pacific Time, after what’s known as the “seven minutes of terror,” a delay in signal between the Red Planet and Read More →

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Saalex, AeroVironment help NASA get to Mars with morning Perseverance launch

By   /  Thursday, July 30th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Saalex, AeroVironment help NASA get to Mars with morning Perseverance launch

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Setting a course from Simi Valley to Mars

By   /  Friday, July 24th, 2020  /  left  /  Comments Off on Setting a course from Simi Valley to Mars

Before it could be loaded onto the rocket for its impending interplanetary launch, AeroVironment’s helicopter design had to thread a tight needle between weight and durability. The mission, which is set to launch between July 30 and Aug. 15 with the Perseverance rover, will be a first-of-its-kind test flight of an aircraft on Mars. The Read More →

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NASA selects Cal Poly students to find water on Mars

By   /  Friday, January 10th, 2020  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on NASA selects Cal Poly students to find water on Mars

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InSight lander launched from Vandenberg sets down on Mars

By   /  Monday, November 26th, 2018  /  Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on InSight lander launched from Vandenberg sets down on Mars

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