On Friday, Nov. 20, C-STAR will host a virtual panel featuring four members of the team working on NASA’s Dragonfly project, a 2027 mission that will send a robotic rotorcraft to explore Saturn’s moon Titan.

From NASA’s Dragonfly website:

“Dragonfly marks the first time NASA will fly a multi-rotor vehicle for science on another planet. Taking advantage of Titan’s dense atmosphere – four times denser than Earth’s – it will also become the first vehicle ever to fly its entire science payload to multiple locations for repeatable and targeted access to surface materials. By surveying dozens of locations across the icy world, Dragonfly will characterize the habitability of Titan’s environment and investigate the progression of its prebiotic chemistry.”

The panelists:

Elizabeth (Zibi) Turtle, Dragonfly principal investigator

Kristen Sotzen, Dragonfly Geophysics and Meteorology Instrument Engineer

Doug Adams, Flight System Engineer

Melissa Trainer, Deputy principal investigator, Dragonfly Mass Spectrometer Lead