The drone of Ingenuity, which flies to Mars, broke another record


We write a drone, but at NASA it is considered a small helicopter. In both cases it has propellers and it flies that.

The Ingenuity Dron is part of the rover Perseverance and is used to investigate the possibility of whether and how to fly in the sparse atmosphere of Mars. Surprisingly, this crumb flies like an angler and has now broken another record. During his 25 trips above the surface, he covered 704 meters at a speed of 5.5 m / s and was in the air (we understand) for 161.3 seconds. However, the endurance was not overcome, as the squirrel was already hovering for 169.5 seconds. However, at JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) they are crumbly proud and boasted on Twitter.

For a better understanding, the Ingenuity mission was to last about a month and include only five flights. Since the first flight took place in April 2021, it turns out that the propeller pigeon can do much more. After all, this is not unique to NASA scientists, their endless tests and maniacal construction methods have extended the lives of many projects. The best known is the Hubble telescope, which had a planned life of 15 years and still continues to serve after 30 years (of course with some maintenance).

Source: space.comNASA


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