Mars helicopter NASA Curiosity successfully flew to Mars. The small car was stuck on the surface of the Red Planet for about 30 seconds.
Cleverness is a technology demonstration and it successfully opens up a completely new dimension of robotic space exploration. This the first time a powered car has flown to another planet on a piece of the original Wright Brothers original aircraft – the first powered aircraft to fly successfully – as a tribute to the fun.
The mission team received altimetry data, which confirmed that it flew at 6:46 ET this morning. More data, images, and videos now sent back to Earth. “We can say that humans flew a rotorcraft on another planet,” said Mimi Aung, director of JPL’s innovative project, after announcing the success of the aircraft.
The first aircraft looks like this: Rotor blades rotate 2,537 per minute (rpm). The blades then cornered to get the best out of the thin Martian atmosphere after the on-board computer said it was all right. Then it flew away. It took about six seconds to move its target to three meters (ten feet) in height. “Over the next month, the planes gradually improved a bit more. Therefore, the first flight is really our minimum success measure that says yes, we check that box. We can fly!’
The mission team will try four more flights after today’s success. Skills on subsequent flights will do more than just leave, tour and land – it will move slowly and then move further forward. Curiosity remains as a technology display, so it just needs to show what we are capable of from a technical point of view. However, there may be its own version of innovation as an invaluable exploration partner of future missions. April must have been the month of the month on Mars. First, the helicopter landed from Perseverance’s abdomen to the ground where it reserved for their interplanetary voyage, and it went through several tests to prepare for today’s first flight.
These teams discovered a software issue that required an update and delayed the flight to this day. The first flight of skill is certainly one for the history books, and we cannot wait to see more vehicles exploring the planets and moons of the solar system.
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