Unlike the Moon and Mars, where the previous rovers were sent, the Titan has 0.133 terrestrial gravity in
Dragonfly will be launched before 2026 and shouldarrive Titan in 2034. The rover will be equipped with eight-meter rotors, powered by batteries charged by the radio-generator of the nuclear power plant.
The device will be able to fly at a speed of up to 36 km / h at an altitude of up to 4 km. Flights will be divided into series of 8 km - one battery charge is enough for that.
During the study, the rover will studyTitan's surface using a mass spectrometer, a beam and a gamma spectrometer. The main goal of the mission will be the Selk crater, which in the past could have suitable conditions for the existence of water and organic molecules.
Previously, experts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory found that the icy surface of Saturn’s largest satellite, Titan, could be covered with rare minerals for Earth.