Hi. My name is Nikolay, I’m a member of
MarsHopper team and I`m gonna guide you though our project. Lets start with a problem:
Mars has a low dense atmosphere, dust storms and low temperatures.
But it also has a lot of Dry Ice. And the idea is to find the best use of
that resource. Our solution – MarsHopper. It`s a plane that harvests Dry Ice while landing,
thus slowing down. Using RTG, it transforms Dry ice into gas.
Rapid release of this energy create a jet thrust for the next jump and for propellers
rotation. With multiple jumps it can investigate large
areas of Mars poles and its surroundings. MarsHopper – the first martian insect.