NASA’s Perseverance rover helicopter, Ingenuity, has exceeded expectations during its stay on Mars for research purposes, and NASA recently set a record by sending this robot on a mission. Its longest flight in almost a year has achieved
The latest flight can be considered the 43rd total flight of this file robot on Mars since its landing two years ago. With its recent flight, this drone was able to fly at a height of 12 meters above the surface of Mars and travel a distance of 390 meters before landing. According to NASA, this flight lasted 146 seconds. The NASA space agency did not share an image of Ingenuity’s latest flight when announcing this news, but the image published in the news is related to the 42 flights of this drone in early February this year.
However, it seems that NASA has released the raw images of the recent flight, but the required color processing and clarification have not yet been done for these photos. NASA’s flying robot is designed as a new technology for Mars exploration, and according to NASA’s previous experiences for exploration on Mars, the existence of such a bird is necessary for aerial imaging, routing and helping the rover in conditions and places that cannot be reached by land. have been.
Ingenuity is built with existing technologies such as using a Qualcomm mobile chip, but for continuous use of this equipment, their hardware is designed to work optimally on Mars, dealing with different temperatures and intense radiation. Interestingly, the Ingenuity development team did not expect the helicopter to last long, and they assumed that the Ingenuity would fail after the first Martian winter!
However, Ingenuity’s recent flight is not considered the longest flight of this NASA helicopter during its stay on Mars, and in April 2022, this flying drone managed to fly a 704-meter route. However, after the beginning of winter and the temperature reaching minus 100 degrees Celsius below zero, the flights of Genius became shorter and now with the arrival of spring and summer again and the conditions for its flight on Mars are more suitable, we can expect long flights.
- The discovery of a mass black hole and wandering and presenting its possible reasons by researchers
- NASA announced the approach of a meteorite to the earth and its permanent change of course
- NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft returns to Kennedy Space Center