The original Mars helicopter of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has added many new features, further expanding its suite. After taking the first high-performance flight in another world and taking color images of the surface of Mars, this miniature helicopter made its fifth flight and made its first short flight.
February 18 is the red planet, attached to the abdomen of NASA’s Persevering Rover. On its fifth flight to Mars, the mini-copter made a one-way flight from Wright Brothers Field to the new airport 129 meters to the south. NASA announced on Saturday that this is the first flight to the new landing site. The flight began at 3:26 PM Eastern Time (12:26 PM US Pacific Time; 12:33 PM local time on Mars), and the flight lasted 108 seconds.
When Ingenuity reached the new base, it hit a record 10 meters and took a high-resolution color image of its new area before landing. The fifth flight represents a transition from a helicopter to a new stage of flight demonstration, which examines the capabilities of helicopters operating on Mars. For example, reconnaissance, aerial photography and detailed stereo images of areas inaccessible to the rover.
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, these actions and the lessons learned can bring huge benefits to future aerial exploration of Mars and other worlds. Bob Pierce, deputy director of NASA’s Space Research Center, said in a statement: “The fifth helicopter that took off from Mars is another major achievement of the agency.” Creating a flight like an airplane Future skills of another planet! The terrain is almost completely flat, there are few obstacles, and the originality of the new airport is waiting for further instructions on perseverance from the mission leader. NASA also announced the audio and video recordings of the helicopter here on Friday.
On the fourth flight to the “Red Planet,” NASA’s Perseverance Mars used one of its two microphones to record the hum and wind of Ingenuity blades.