NASA Mini-Sniffer. Specifications. A photo.
NASA Mini-Sniffer. Specifications. A photo.

NASA Mini-Sniffer. Specifications. A photo.


NASA Mini-Sniffer - American multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle designed in 1975, the specialists of the National Aerospace Agency of the USA.

Design of UAV models NASA Mini-Sniffer was deployed by American engineers and specialists in the field of aerospace technology in the early 70-ies of the last century. The new device is originally supposed to operate exclusively for research purposes, but later used as the drone and as a reconnaissance air means. Despite the existing promise, the release of the unmanned aerial vehicle NASA Mini-Sniffer was rather limited, in particular, the operation of the NASA Mini-Sniffer was carried out only during the period from 1975 to 1982 year.

The first flight of an unmanned aircraft NASA Mini-Sniffer held in 1975 year, and due to the fact that the device has successfully coped with all the necessary tests, the project continued to exist, and in the future, based on the device created several new models of drones.

Unmanned aerial means NASA Mini-Sniffer equipped power ustanvokoy comprising a rotary engine that allows drone reach a maximum airspeed in 180 km \ h., While the maximum flight range of the device is limited in distance 70 kilometers.

Drones NASA Mini-Sniffer, there are the following options:

  • NASA Mini-Sniffer - basic production version of the UAV;
  • NASA Mini-Sniffer II - drone modernized version with increased wingspan, increased flight altitude and other improvements,.
  • NASA Mini-Sniffer III - an improved version of the UAV with the increased speed of flight.


Specifications NASA Mini-Sniffer.


  • Length: 4,8 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 5,5 m (depending on version).
  • Height: 0,5 m (depending on version).
  • Maximum takeoff weight: unknown;
  • Cruising flight speed: 120 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 180 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 70 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 6100 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: rotative;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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