Interview Question

Launch Engineer Interview

-Vandenberg AFB, CA


If I had a quadrotor drone that worked on Earth and put it on Mars, how would it behave differently?


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The atmosphere on Mars is 1% as dense as Earth's atmosphere at sea level. Given the lack of atmosphere, and with no modifications to the drone, I would say that the drone wouldn't even lift off the ground. In order to get the drone to fly, the blades would have to rotate faster or they would need to be bigger.

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