NASA plans to use mini-helicopter on Mars
MOSCOW, may 12 — RIA Novosti. NASA plans to launch for use on Mars, the mini-helicopter during missions to study the planet in 2021, according to a statement on the website of the office.
“NASA has a glorious history of discovery… a Helicopter has the potential in science, discoveries and research missions to Mars in future” — presented in the statement of the Director of the office of Jim Bridenstine.
We’re sending a helicopter to Mars! Traveling onboard our #Mars2020 rover, this #Marscopter will test our capabilities for controlled flight in the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet and could pave the way for future uses across the solar system: https://t.co/uZFyRmUTgh pic.twitter.com/XlCP9xERub
— NASA (@NASA) may 11, 2018
According to the statement, in the atmosphere of Mars screw the 1.8-pound device is capable of speeds up to 3 thousand rpm, which is about 10 times the speed of the helicopters on the Ground.
As noted, specialists of the Department developed and tested the device for four years. If management plans will be implemented, the USA will become the first country in the world, which will begin flying aircraft heavier than air is on another planet.
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