Red Cat Holdings Subsidiary Skypersonic Receives NASA Contract
Company to Provide Drone and Rover Support for Simulated Mars Mission
Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (RCAT) , a hardware-enabled software provider to the drone industry, announces its subsidiary, Skypersonic, Inc., a leader in Confined Space drone technology, has been awarded a five-year contract with NASA to provide drone and rover software, hardware and support for its Simulated Mars mission.
NASA is preparing a series of analog missions that will simulate year-long stays on the surface of Mars, each of which will consist of four crew members living in Mars Dune Alpha, an isolated 1,700 square foot habitat. During the mission, the crew will conduct simulated spacewalks and simulated operations by remote piloting Skypersonic drones and rover in a simulated Martian environment. Skypersonic’s Dronebox real-time transoceanic remote piloting platform will drive the piloting of both the drones and the rover.
“We are excited NASA selected Skypersonic’s technology to operate its drones and rover in the simulated Mars environment based on its functionality, and to be involved in a project that is the precursor to human operations on other planets,” stated Giuseppe Santangelo, CEO of Skypersonic.
“Red Cat is honored to have Skypersonic working with NASA on this important scientific Mars project. We believe our patent pending remote pilot capability is a game changer in the drone industry,” added Jeff Thompson, Red Cat’s Chief Executive Officer. “Remote piloting changes the entire drone ecosystem by reducing the biggest cost of drone fleet programs, the one pilot to one drone ratio.”
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