The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has extensive experience in wheeled rover on Mars, but has never tried to fly a helicopter on the red planet. The Ingenuity rotorcraft will have the opportunity to make history by flying the sky of Mars in April, but first, the Perseverance Rover has to throw it to the ground.
As of Saturday, Ingenuity exclusive. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory tweeted: “The Mars helicopter has landed.” This photo shows the helicopter not far from the rover.
Perseverance was placed in the abdomen of Perseverance Rover, and the deployment process took nearly a week. The camera on the rover provides us with an intuitive benchmark of progress. The ingenious latest image highlights the gap between it and the vast landscape.
After releasing Ingenuity, the rover carefully slid open so that the helicopter’s solar panels can charge its batteries and keep it warm in the cold Martian environment. NASA JPL wrote on Twitter: “The next milestone? Stay up late.”
On Friday, Bob Balaram, Chief Engineer of Ingenuity, said: “The Ingenuity team will be anxious to wait for news from the helicopter the next day.”
The progress of drawing a kitchen knife has always been interesting. On March 31, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shared the appearance of Ingenuity with all four legs stretched out. JPL said on Twitter: “We are home. The Mars helicopter has lowered all four legs and can land on the surface of Mars.” “Once it is ready, NASA perseverance will gently release it to the ground.”
Solar energy, The experiment can mark the first powered flight on another planet, a controlled flight.
At the beginning of this month,This can ensure the safety of the helicopter during the journey. Let us first understand the aircraft stuffed under the belly of the Red Planet Mars rover. This started a series of operations, including driving the rover to a designated “airport” location, where the Ingenuity was placed on the ground, and then moved away and headed to the overlook.
The multi-step process of delivering creativity includes releasing the locking mechanism, rotating the machine into place and deploying spring legs, none of which will happen soon. During this period, originality and perseverance kept in touch.
On March 28th, we took an early look at Ingenuity’s movements, which looked like origami. Perseverance took an image of the helicopter tilted to the side. On March 29, a view showed that two landing feet popped out and the helicopter was oriented to an upright position.
Now that Ingenuity is available for free, it can conduct its first test flight as early as April 8th, that is, a short hover. We hope that Perseverance can provide more images because it can track the work of the small chopper.
In paying tribute to the history of aviation on Earth, Ingenuity comes with a. May it bring good luck to ambitious helicopters facing the challenging conditions of Mars.
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