Saturday, April 10, 2021
Passed the test successfully
Mini helicopter ready for Mars flight
NASA gives green light: Mini helicopter “Ingenuity” is scheduled to take off on its first flight to Mars on Sunday. Flight testing is considered very difficult – but if it is to work, it will be a historic moment.
According to the US space agency NASA, the Mars helicopter “Intelligence” is ready for the first flight over the red planet. NASA said on Friday that the first rotor test was successful. “The helicopter is fine, it is healthy,” said operations manager Tim Cunham.
The first controlled helicopter flight on the alien planet is now scheduled for Sunday evening (Monday 04.54 CEST). The “ingenuity” is to rise vertically and orbit at a height of three meters from Mars for ten minutes. From there he had to take a photo of the “perseverance” of Mars, with which the helicopter landed on the Red Planet. Then he had to land again.
Flight testing is considered very difficult. Mars’ atmosphere is only one percent of Earth’s air density. This will make the helicopter boarding much more difficult. Significantly lower gravitational pull on Mars will help.
In total, NASA is planning five helicopter flights at different stages over a period of one month. $ 85 million, about மில்லியன் 72 million, went to the development of the aircraft. Planes like “Ingenuity” could revolutionize space exploration because they could be used to explore larger areas, and because of their surface texture, hard-moving zones of alien celestial bodies.
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