Helicopter Ingenuity from Mars in first message sent to NASA, know what is its work on Red Planet

Helicopter Ingenuity from Mars in first message sent to NASA, know what is its work on Red Planet
The US space agency NASA has also sent a special helicopter to Mars with the Perseverance Rover. The helicopter, named Ingenuity, has gone to test whether rotorcraft technology can be used on the surface and atmosphere of the Red Planet. After the successful landing of the rover, the helicopter attached to it has also sent its first status report. A signal sent from the Jazero Crater of Mars under the mission control of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. It has been sent through Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter circling Mars. If successful in flight, Ingenuity would be the first rotorcraft to do so anywhere other than Earth.

According to the signal, the helicopter and its base station in Rover are operating as expected. The helicopter will be connected to the rover for 30-60 days. The rover itself has an electrical box that will store and route communication between the helicopter and the Earth. It has been named the base station. Mission control from Earth to operate here will ensure that helicopters continue to operate electronically in the extremely cold atmosphere of Mars. For this, the installed heaters will turn on. Its battery will also be charged so that the heater can run and other work can be done. They will be charged slowly at intervals of a few days with the engaged rover. They are currently being charged from the rover's power supply. After launching it on the surface of Mars, the batteries will be charged with solar panels.

After leaving the rover, it will try its experimental flight on Mars for 30 days. If it is safe during the cold nights of Mars, the team will try for the first flight. The night temperature on Mars can go up to -90 ° C. According to NASA, if the helicopter was able to fly and go some distance, 90% of the mission would be successful. If it continues to operate even after successfully landing, four more flights will be tested. This is the first time the test is being done, so scientists are very excited about it and are expecting to learn something new every moment.

The need for rotorcraft on Mars is because the unseen-unknown surface there is extremely bumpy. Orbiters orbiting the orbit of Mars can see clearly only from a height to a range. Also, it is not possible for the rover to go to every corner of the surface. In such a situation, a rotorcraft is required that can fly over difficult locations and take high-definition photographs. The 2-kg ingenuity was named by India's student Vanija Rupani through a competition.

Post a Comment