Let’s look at NASA’s efforts with the first helicopter on Mars.
April 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Although the flight has been postponed from the original date, Ali this flight will be an important route for other future spacecraft.
NASA’s ingenuity, NASA’s first helicopter to explore Mars, will begin flying to Mars on Wednesday, the first of its kind to fly on the planet.
NASA previously announced the flight schedule on the evening of April 11, local time. But that had to be postponed due to a technological problem that arose during the examination of the helicopter propeller.
NASA said it was researching the system to diagnose and understand the problem. And it will test again before it really starts flying
However, NASA insists that helicopters remain strong, safe and capable of communicating long distances with the Earth.
The Xinhua news agency said Thomas Serbuchen, an assistant to the science administration at NASA headquarters, said: “Ingenuity can turn the world upside down as a leader in flights like never before.”
Like the Ingenuity helicopters inspired by the Wright brothers, we continue to explore and experience and prepare for the next mission. Future expeditions will be able to find out information and be inspired by this mission.
Ingenuiti landed on Mars Crater Lake on February 18 with the rover Perseverance. (Perseverance)
Its goal is to demonstrate technology. Experimented with the ability to fly in the vicinity of Mars, which is a hundred times thinner than Earth, in other words, Mars’ atmosphere is only 1% dense compared to Earth’s atmosphere. That is why the impeller system is very important, it rotates very quickly.
In addition, another difficulty is the slow communication in the control of the helicopter, because it is a great communication from the Earth to Mars. That is why we are not able to control the helicopter in real time.
This summer’s data will be invaluable for the future helicopter mission to Mars, and if the flight is successful, it will be your air exploration ticket. And the development of new spacecraft To explore many other alien planets in the future.
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