NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has placed an order for an underwater drone from Australia’s robotics company, Aquabotix. According to various news sources, the drone will be utilised in NASA’s Ocean Worlds exploration program.
Capable of reaching depths of up to 300 metres, the Endura 300 drone will be used for mapping oceanic environments to help NASA in their endeavours for the search for life within the solar system.
While the revenue from this order is not material, given the Company’s revenues, NASA’s order is significant in that it demonstrates that Aquabotix’s products are being utilised by one of the most discerning customers in the world, for complicated underwater missions. The Company is currently in a number of sales processes involving a wide range of end users and will update the market on material sales when they occur.
Aquabotix’s CEO, Durval Tavares, commented “We are proud of being able to provide NASA’s JPL with a vehicle that is fully configurable to their needs. Our team is working to integrate specialist sensors fit for purpose, which is made possible due to Aquabotix’s digital architecture.”