After the Marsrover, this is the second NESA
project for Mars, a Marsplane (the year is 2029).
It looks very much like a Global Hawk because
of the thin air on Mars you need a very long wing.
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The goal of the
Marsplane is to find the best landing spot for the manned Marslanding of
2030. Three rocket engines are added for a limited number of vertical take
offs and landings at interesting sites. The electric engine of the plane
is powered by a Marssatellites Optical Phase Conjugate laser.
I don't know what that
is but it sounds good. Such lasers seem to be able to reverse time so
energy can be recycled again and again. Of course the wings of the plane
were unfolded to be able to fly
Greetings from NESA