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- n. An autonomous flying robot used in the context of unmanned space probes for research within planetary atmospheres.
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Can we use solar energy for powering a aerobot (flying robot) by using photovoltaic solar cells on board? en Español
En route to Halley, on Vega program each dropped a Venera-style probe (of which Vega 1's partially failed) and released a balloon-supported aerobot into the upper atmosphere.
It's call the ExoFly, and Ray described it as a "dragonfly-on-steroids … a nimble flapping aerobot."
Well, the ExoFly aerobot is based on that camera-equipped DelFly design, only this time it's gearing up for a trip to Mars -- maybe even Titan or Venus.