Saturday, May 25

NASA Will Explore Titan With Its Dragonfly Rotorcraft Lander

NASA is looking to explore Saturn’s moon Titan in future, using its Dragonfly Rotorcraft Lander. It will launch in July 2028, and will explore Titan’s environment.

“Dragonfly is a spectacular science mission with broad community interest, and we are excited to take the next steps on this mission. Exploring Titan will push the boundaries of what we can do with rotorcraft outside of Earth.”

Nicky Fox, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate at NASA HQ in Washington

According to NASA, Dragonfly has a cost of about $3.35 billion and will arrive at the moon sometime in 2034. It will look for prebiotic chemical processes common on both Titan, and our own planet.

This will also mark the first time NASA will fly a vehicle for science on another planet.

Image Source: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben