Rotorcraft Lander Autonomously Senses Position and Motion

NASA is in the desert, testing mechanisms that will allow a “Dragonfly” aircraft to reach Saturn’s largest moon. See how NASA’s rotorcraft lander autonomously senses its position and motion.

“Dragonfly is a bold, game-changing way to explore the solar system,” said APL Director Ralph Semmel . “This mission is a visionary combination of creativity and technical risk-taking that will help us unravel some of the most critical mysteries of the universe — including, possibly, the keys to our origins. We’re honored that NASA has entrusted APL and our partners with this great opportunity and responsibility.”