Dragonfly is a dual-quadcopter lander that would take advantage of the environment on Titan to fly to multiple locations, some hundreds of miles apart, to sample materials and determine surface composition to investigate Titan's organic chemistry and habitability, monitor atmospheric and surface conditions, image landforms to investigate geological processes, and perform seismic studies. Image Credit: NASA

Launch Date TBD
Launch Site TBD
Destination Titan
Type Lander, Aerial
Status Concept
Nation United States
Alternate Names N/A


Dragonfly is a drone-like rotorcraft that would explore the prebiotic chemistry and habitability of dozens of sites on Saturn’s moon Titan, an ocean world in our solar system.


The CAESAR and Dragonfly missions will receive funding through the end of 2018 to further develop and mature their concepts. NASA plans to select one of these investigations in the spring of 2019 to continue on to subsequent mission phases.


Launch Vehicle: TBD

Spacecraft Mass: TBD

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NASA Invests in Concept Development for Missions to Comet, Saturn Moon Titan

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