new Delhi: NASA has gone one step further under the NASA Mars Mission. On the surface of Mars, the US space agency NASA’s Helicopter Ingenuity Landed On Mars has been done. With this, it has become the first rotorcraft (NASAs Mars Helicopter Ingenuity) to land on the planet Earth. Mars Earth is very rugged, so neither the orbiter can see nor the rover can go there. In such a situation, a rotorcraft is needed that can fly to difficult places and take high-definition pictures. But at this time, the coldest night of Mars remains the biggest challenge for rotorcraft.
NASA close to historical success
According to NASA, the mission would be 90% successful if the helicopter managed to move too far after take-off during the experimental flight. Not only this, if it continues to work even after landing successfully, then four more flights will be tested. Actually, this test is being done for the first time, so scientists are very excited about it and are hoping to learn something new every moment.
#MarsHelicopter touchdown confirmed! Its 293 million mile (471 million km) journey aboard @NASAPersevere ended with the final drop of 4 inches (10 cm) from the rover’s belly to the surface of Mars today. Next milestone? Survive the night. https://t.co/TNCdXWcKWE pic.twitter.com/XaBiSNebua
– NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) April 4, 2021
Chill nights of red planet are challenge
It will also be further charged with solar energy, which is less than that of Earth on Mars, but it has high-tech solar panels, which will make it easier. However, later its temperature will be kept low so that the battery does not cost much. The night of Mars is very cold. Here the temperature can fall to 130 degree F and after facing it for the first night, the next day the team will see how the performance of Ingenuity was.
Scientists keep a close watch on every step of the helicopter
The team will not only see how the helicopter (Ingenuity On Mars) is doing, but will also check its solar panel, battery condition and charge. These scales will be tested for the next few days. After the completion of this step, its rotor blades will be unlocked and then its motor and sensor tests will be done. After 30 days of Mars (31 days of Earth), its experimental flight will be tried.