NASA's Heli to Success Mars Tested

June 24, 2019
NASA has a new mini helicopter. This helicopter will be flown to Mars in 2020 or 2021 later. Well, not long ago the helicopter had gone through a series of trials. Reporting from the Mirror page, Monday (1/4), when viewed from its form, the helicopter resembles a drone.


Although it will be flown into a vacuum, the weight of the mini helicopter weighs only 1.8 kilograms. It was tested in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory vacuum room.

The function of the vacuum chamber is to provide oxygen, nitrogen, and other gases such as carbon dioxide to give a similar condition similar to the atmosphere of the Red Planet. As a result, the helicopter is able to withstand these extreme conditions.

This helicopter will be controlled by NASA from hundreds of millions of miles away. Later, he will also fly into the cold atmosphere of Mars with a temperature of minus 90 degrees Celsius.

"Adjusting the atmosphere of Mars's atmosphere to helicopters is one of the challenges we are experiencing now," said Teddy Tzanetos, conductor of helicopter trials. "We want to really create a simulation of flying on Mars and make it feel a different gravity, considering that Mars's gravity is weaker," he continued.

NASA targets to fly its helicopter to Mars in 2020. According to estimates, the helicopter will land on the surface of Mars in February 2021.

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