NASA helicopter to fly on Mars during next mission

Уфологи обнаружили на Марсе мертвого пришельца принесенного в жертву

The height record for a helicopter flight on Earth is 12,100 meters, explained Nasa project manager Mimi Aung.

The vehicle will weigh at just four pounds and will have a fuselage the size of a softball.

After the rover lands, it will place the helicopter on the ground and retreat to a safe distance. Now, it is certain that even if the helicopter fails to fly, it won't affect the mission of the Mars 2020 rover. As a technology demonstration, the Mars Helicopter is considered a high-risk and a high-reward project.

The Mars Helicopter and the Mars 2020 rover will be carried into space by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V, scheduled to take off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. On Mars, however, the atmosphere at the surface is comparable to the Earth's atmosphere at 100,000 feet.

"The ability to see clearly what lies beyond the next hill is crucial for future explorers", said Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency headquarters in Washington.

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NASA introduced today that it will certainly be sending out a tiny independent flying chopper- appropriately called the Mars Helicopter- with the upcoming Mars 2020 wanderer. Once on Mars, the rover will deploy it on a suitable surface and drive away where it will have to unpack itself and attempt a flight. Controllers from Earth will deliver commands to the helicopter to take its first autonomous flight after its batteries are charged and tests are conducted.

The helicopter contains solar cells to charge its lithium-ion batteries and a heating mechanism to keep it warm during frigid nights.

Plans are being laid for a 30-day flight test, with five flights going incrementally further each time, up to a few hundred yards (metres). "The Mars Helicopter holds much promise for our future science, discovery, and exploration missions to Mars", NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement on 11 May. Mars is about 20 light minutes away from Earth.

If the mission proves successful, helicopters will be used in future missions to planets to access locations not reachable by ground travel. "We already have great views of Mars from the surface as well as from orbit". Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper.

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