NASA’s Viti Micro helicopter, which was supposed to fly only five times on Mars, has been on Mars for more than a year now, and recently completed its 21st flight, and parts are still in good condition.
In February 2021, NASA’s ingenuity will land on a technology demonstration mission with the Perseverance rover in the Jizero crater on Mars. Density is only 1% of the atmospheric density at Earth’s sea level), which can still rely on high velocities. Rotation of the rotor (approximately 2,400 revolutions per minute) to complete the gain of a controllable power flight on the surface of other planets.
According to the plan, Wisdom will only need to complete 5 flight drills of different distances, speeds and altitudes. Very good condition, not only did it successfully complete 5 flights, but the team assessed that Vit could continue to fly, and NASA quickly approved the extension of the mission.
April 19 at 3:34 am EDT (Tuesday 12:33 pm) About a year after the maiden flight, Vit flew again, collaborating to explore and land, like a reconnaissance reconnaissance aircraft leading the way. Point South and Southwest Regional Territory.
On March 12, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory tweeted that the rover had landed in the air for 129.2 seconds, flew 370 meters at a speed of 3.85 meters per second and completed its 21st mission.
# Mars Helicopter Can’t stop! Successful completion of the 21st Flight Engine on the Red Planet. The smaller rotorcraft traveled 370 meters at a speed of 3.85 meters per second and held the top for 129.2 seconds. https://t.co/TNCdXWcKWE pic.twitter.com/rNMaodihxa
– NASA JPL (NASAJPL) March 11, 2022
Currently, the helicopter’s total flight mileage is more than 4.6 km. NASA said Vit did not show any signs of it. Depreciation occurs after flying on Mars for about a year and the helicopter itself shows no signs of wear and tear. Which consumer parts limit the lifespan, and there are no issues preventing Wit from continuing to explore Mars.
(The first image is of the 19th mission, source:NASA)
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