It was on April 19, 2021 when a small helicopter Call ‘credulity’ He made his first flight Planet Mars. Its mission is to change all the knowledge we have about this planet, and for this, Container (National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHe stated that he had achieved a new achievement.
Just a few weeks ago, this trolley She faced one of her biggest setbacks: when she got dusty Solar Panels Its ionic batteries were prevented from recharging. Then the American organization lost contact with her and it is believed that she “died”.
The only hope was that Helicopter batteries They will be able to recharge little by little. In this way, the connection to . will be re-established perseverance rover It is also found in Mars; Both are synchronized to be able to send information to Earth.
After only a few weeks of being able to overcome this problem, he ‘credulity’ I managed to fly farther and faster than ever before overhead Mars surface. This was detected by a video of 161 seconds, which was accelerated by Container So that it only lasts for 35 seconds.
This indicates that helicopter He was able to travel a distance 704 meters at a speed of 5.5 meters per hour.
“For this one Unprecedented JourneyYes, the Navigation Camera looking down ‘credulity’ Gave us a great sense of what it would be like to slide 33 feet above a surface Mars Teddy Zanitos, Team Leader at ‘credulity’ at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
The video Shows that after reaching a 10 meters high, The helicopter Heading to the southwest, rushing over there maximum speed In less than three seconds. At first, the craft flew over a group of sandy waves, and then across several rocky fields. Finally, he found relatively flat ground, which helps with the landing.
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The trips he took NASA Helicopter They are completely independent. The Pilots at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory They schedule it and send commands to perseverance roverwhich transmits this information to ‘cleverness’.
Now he’s getting ready to do flight 29in search of new exploits, which allow to expand the knowledge we have about Mars.
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