Let’s take a look at NASA’s efforts to use the first helicopter on Mars.
April 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Although the flight has been postponed from its original date, this flight will be a major route for other future space exploration aircraft.
NASA’s first Mars exploration helicopter, NASA, will launch on Mars on Wednesday, the first of its kind on the planet. Another
Earlier, NASA announced the flight schedule on the evening of April 11, local time. However, it had to be postponed due to a technical problem during the helicopter’s propeller test.
NASA says it is investigating a system to diagnose and diagnose the problem. Will check again before actually starting to fly
However, NASA insists that helicopters must be powerful, safe, and capable of long-distance communications to Earth.
News AgencyXinhua“Ingenuity can turn the world into a future leader with unprecedented flights,” said Thomas Serbuchen, NASA’s Scientific Executive Assistant.
Like the Ingenuity helicopters inspired by the Wright brothers, we prepare for the next mission with the next exploration and experience. Future explorations can learn information and draw inspiration from this mission.
Since February 18, Ingenutti has landed on Mars’ Jessero crater with the Perseverance Rover. (Perseverance)
Its purpose is to demonstrate technology. The ability to fly in the atmosphere of Mars, which is 100 times heavier than Earth, in other words, Mars’ atmosphere is only 1% denser compared to Earth’s atmosphere. Therefore, the impeller system is very important and it rotates very fast.
In addition, the communication slowdown to control the helicopter is another difficulty because it is a long-distance communication from Earth to Mars. So we can’t control the helicopter in real time.
Data from this flight for future helicopters to Mars mission is invaluable, and if the flight is successful, it will be your ticket to air exploration. Will be used to develop new aircraft and explore many other planets in the future
Photo Handout / NASA / JPL-Caltech / AFP