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The genius helicopter overcame a difficult challenge in its latest flight

NASA's genius helicopter, which made its 24th Martian flight last week, managed to cross a high-risk area safely.

The 24th genius Flight, which took place on Sunday, April 3, was just a short change of position that covered 47 meters of land in 69.5 seconds and a maximum height of 10 meters. But on the other hand, it was an important flight that helped change the position of the genius to leave the Stah region of the Martian tropic on its way to the ancient river delta of Mars; Where the helicopter will embark on a second scientific campaign with a persistent astronaut seeking life and collecting specimens. , Rose at a different time of day, 09:30 local time. Since March 10, genius has traveled throughout the Sita area. Sita is a high-risk area for small helicopters because it has rocky surfaces and dunes that can cause the vehicle to spin and spin out of control. On the other hand, perseverance is inevitable to bypass the route to avoid very uneven surfaces. And there were three options, each with different challenges. The members of the mission team explained on Tuesday (April 5th) that they had finally chosen a flight plan that included a small flight or jump on Sunday, putting the genius in a good position for the last flight from the Sita area./p>

However, in order to advance this flight plan, it was necessary for the genius to start flying 30 minutes earlier than usual on Sunday. Because the helicopter uses its solar batteries to stay warm at night, when it wakes up, some of it is discharged and recharged when the sun rises in the morning. But getting up earlier in the day meant that the genius had less time to recharge before the flight, which increased the risk. And so it is now preparing to leave Sita completely. The 25th flight, the instructions for which have already been sent to Mars. genius has flown 23 more times since its first flight on April 19, 2021 (April 30, 1400) and has covered a distance of 5.17 km. Martian
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Source: Space

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