The US Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that the speed of the blades of the “Ingenuity” helicopter will have to increase on the surface of Mars in the future.
NASA added that given that the atmosphere of the red planet (Mars) will become thinner, in the coming weeks, due to seasonal factors, the small helicopter will have to rotate its rotating blades, faster, to take off and stay in the air.
Given that the Ingenioti’s mission was initially scheduled for only 30 days, nothing like this was ever tested on the ground.
NASA said that during future helicopter flights to the surface of Mars, the faster rotation of the rotating blades will be carefully tested.
And the agency announced, the day before yesterday, that during the 13th flight, the helicopter had taken a three-dimensional image of a rocky shape on the surface of Mars, about 10 meters in diameter.
The helicopter had landed on the surface of Mars, at the end of last February, aboard the rover “Perseverance” in a risky maneuver, and in mid-April, it took off for the first time, making it the first air vehicle to complete a journey on another planet, and in the meantime it was The mission of the helicopter is extended indefinitely.
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