Breaking: Mars Helicopter Is Now A Fully Operational Partner Of Perseverance

Breaking: Mars Helicopter Is Now A Fully Operational Partner Of Perseverance

With three flights under its belt, NASA’s curiosity has now ended the episode of its technology show.

The mission team and NASA have been so impressed with its success so far that the mission is now at the stage of a functional demonstration. “Now it’s like graduating skills from the technology demo episode to the new ops demo stage, where we can demonstrate how to use Rotorcraft and show a product that can only deliver an air platform from the aerobic level,” said Mimi Aung, skills project director. , At a press conference.

For the next 30 years (Tuesdays), the small helicopter will strongly assist in exploring search sites and interesting targets. This is a very exciting change and it will show how a bespoke science helicopter on Mars will help rovers to study the Red Planet. The fourth flight of efficiency took place today, April 30th and the first of this new episode as well as the bravest, farthest and fastest. We don’t have data yet, but the rotocopter will go on a 266-meter (873-foot) round trip and take about 60 black and white images to create a 3D altitude map of the terrain.

The goal is simple: find a new landing strip. Flight no. 5, in about a week, the skill will take a single trip to the new airfield. It’s not sure how long Mars will survive because it wasn’t designed to survive for more than 30 years, so the team will review their situation as soon as they are verified. The previous heights, set in three shorts, had a lateral distance of 330 feet (100 meters), a maximum speed of 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers) and an 80-second flight time. (Maximum altitude – about 16.5 feet or 5 meters – has the same on all three recent flights)

If all goes according to plan, Helicopter team members said, Skill took five pictures with and 60 images with its downward navigation camera and a 13-megapixel color imager, Helicopter team members said. We still don’t know if Ingenuity’s robotic partner, NASA’s Persuasion Rover, will be in any of these shots. Skill was able to locate the rover from the air during the number three flight of the aircraft, capturing an unprecedented figure in the history of discovery.