The first plane to fly to another planet two weeks ago was “Ingenuity”. The Mars helicopter has now completed its fifth flight – there is a sound recording.
The Tuesday– After its fifth flight, the “ingenious” helicopter landed on the planet 130 meters south as planned. During the voyage, the mini helicopter was said to have reached an altitude of about ten meters NASA With Friday (local time). In the new location, “Ingenuity” (German: பு கூ्ा) will perform new tasks over the next few weeks, namely providing aerial recordings of inaccessible areas of a rover or creating three-dimensional images from the height of the atmosphere. NASA has announced that these discoveries could help explore Mars and other space objects from the air in the future.
First audio recording from a Mars flight
NASA on Friday also released the first audio recording of the Mars helicopter flight. The rover “Perseverance”, which landed on Mars in a mini-helicopter in February, recorded the sounds with one of its microphones on the fourth flight of “Intelligence” in late April. This is the first audio recording from a spacecraft on Mars and the first audio recording made by a spacecraft on another planet.
The helicopter could not be heard particularly well, however, and “diligence” was recorded from a distance of about 80 meters, and the thin Martian atmosphere and wind reduced the noise of the aircraft. But even the smallest that can be heard is “the greatest surprise” and “the gold mine to understand more about the Martian atmosphere,” said scientist David Mimoun.
Dangerous maneuver on a dry lake on Mars
“Intelligence” took off for the first time on April 19, being the first aircraft to fly to another planet. The mini-helicopter set up the NASA rover “Perseverance” (German: tolerance) at the end of February – after 203 days of flight and 472 million kilometers of travel – with the dangerous maneuver “Jesero” in the dry Mars lake.
The approximate $ 2.5 billion (approximately 2 2.2 billion) rover took eight years to grow and build. He must search for traces of previous microbial life on Mars and study the planet’s climate and geography. On April 30, the U.S. space agency announced that there would be more “intelligence” on Mars than previously planned. Originally planned for about 30 days, this work was initially extended to 30 days.