Approaches to Mars are constant and are becoming increasingly important. Now we're going to talk about the Mars helicopter. It is the first plane to fly in another world. It successfully passed the latest tests on its rotor blades before the vehicle was deployed to Mars by NASA's Perseverance Rover. This start is planned for July.
The function test of the blades included turning at 50 revolutions per minute. It ran on the booth in NASA's Kennedy Space Center airlock. The last mission tests are carried out here.
Fly through Mars
The solar-powered twin-rotor helicopter remains encapsulated after landing. And it will be used as soon as those responsible for the mission have defined an acceptable range for carrying out test flights. Exploration capacity multiplies over previous rover missions, reports NASA.
On March 5, 2020, NASA announced Perseverance as the new name for the Mars 2020 rover. Alexander Mather, a seventh grader from Virginia, supplied the winner name for the rover. An essay competition entitled Name the rover the agency.
The persistence will land on the Red Planet on February 18, 2021. The launch on board a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket is scheduled for mid-July from Cape Canaveral.
The endurance is about the size of a car. They have dimensions similar to the Curiosity Rover. Its main goal is to look for signs of past microbial life to characterize the planet's climate and geology. In addition, samples for the future return to Earth are collected, hypothetically paving the way for human exploration of Mars. The first plane to fly in another world can bring us big surprises.