NASA plans to send helicopter to Mars


Mat Hampson


Moscow, may 12 – AIF-Moscow.

Using NASA’s press service reported that in 2020 to Mars may be sent to the helicopter.

It is reported that the Rover since the helicopter will go to the Red planet in 2020 will reach it in 2021. The purpose of the mission will be to study the possibility of the existence of life on Mars. The helicopter will be used for research areas, where no one could reach the Rover.

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:

— NASA (@NASA) may 11, 2018

The device was developed four years. The result is a camera the size of a ball, weighs 1.8 kg; the double screw makes 3 thousand rpm, allowing the helicopter to gain altitude up to 30 kilometers.

Control will be carried out remotely.

It is noted that the helicopter will be the first aircraft heavier than air that is applied on another planet.

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