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U.S. space agency NASA plans to send first mini-helicopter to Mars

U.S. space agency NASA plans to send first mini-helicopter to Mars

- The next vehicle NASA is sending to Mars nestles somewhere between a rover and a satellite, at least in terms of altitude.

" NASA has a honored background of firsts", NASA Manager Jim Bridenstine stated in a declaration on Friday mid-day, in the center of SpaceX's Block 5 launch. According to NASA employees, at the moment, the experts identified the main scientific tasks for the helicopter, but the idea of flying such a device on another planet is just fascinating.

To get to the Red Planet from earth, this special chopper will be attached to the belly pan of the Mars 2020 rover.

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This small helicopter weighing 1.8 kilograms would be remote-controlled. Its counter-rotating blades will revolve at 3,000 RPM, about ten times the speed of a helicopter flying over Earth, made necessary by the thin, Martian atmosphere. The views from a helicopter flying across Mars will also provide Nasa with a stellar public relations tool as it seeks worldwide support for sending humans to the planet in the 2030s or later.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has scrutinised Mars surface through several miniature dune buggies but now, they are looking forward to getting a birds-eye view of the planet.

The mission is planned for a launch in July 2020 and is scheduled to arrive on the planet in February 2021 to study the potential for Mars to be inhabited.

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The helicopter consists of solarcells to charge its lithium-ion batteries and also a heating mechanism to keep it warm throughout frigid evenings.

When the Mars 2020 Rover lands on Mars, the Mars Helicopter will deploy from the bottom of the space probe. "To make it fly at that low atmospheric density, we had to scrutinize everything, make it as light as possible while being as strong and as powerful as it can possibly be". "The Mars Helicopter holds much guarantee for our future scientific research, exploration, as well as expedition objectives to Mars". If it does work, helicopters may have a real future as low-flying scouts and aerial vehicles to access locations not reachable by ground travel. 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 rover is created to carry out geological reports also to ascertain the habitability of this Martian environment, NASA explained. NASA hopes the helicopter will ascend to around 10 feet and hover there for around 30 seconds on its first flight.

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