Ingenious little helicopter, from NASAOn Monday (19), it carried out its first flight in Mars. This was the first controlled and motorized flight to another planet, which will help the US space agency collect data about conditions on the red planet.
The drone-like dexterity weighs 1.8 kg and reached Mars folded and mounted on the bottom Perseverance, a NASA robot that landed on the planet in February.
The engineers at the US Space Agency celebrated the success of the flight. The announcement heard in NASA’s Mission Control Center was “Innovation Reports on Acceleration, Takeoff, Flight, Float, Landing, Landing and Landing Performance”.
NASA engineers celebrated the success of the first creative flight – Photo: Reproduction – NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU / Handout via Reuters
“Altimeter data confirms that Ingenuity has made the first flight of an unmanned helicopter to another planet,” the information said.
Pictures from the navigation camera on board a NASA helicopter showed creativity floating over the red planet. Soon after, photos were taken by Determination He also demonstrated flying prowess.
Camera image on board NASA helicopter shows creativity floating over the red planet – Image: Clone
“Now we can say that humans have flown in a ship bound for another planet,” declared Ingenuity Project Manager Engineer MiMi Aung.
The image made by the Robot Perseverance – also on the surface of Mars – shows creativity as it flies over Mars. Photo: NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory- California Institute of Technology / Arizona State University / Reuters Post
The IQ’s first flight was initially scheduled for day twelve, but had to be delayed after potentials emerged A problem while testing the high speed of rotors.
The operation was risky: The flight was a challenge because the air on Mars is very thin, with less than 1% of the pressure of Earth’s atmosphere.
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