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The genius successfully made its fourteenth flight after a two-week break on Mars

BingMag.com The genius successfully made its fourteenth flight after a two-week break on Mars

The genius Mars helicopter, which has now woken up for two weeks, successfully made its fourteenth flight despite the change of seasons and the thinning atmosphere of Mars.

Two weeks after the cessation of ground orders sent to Martian missions, these reconnaissance robots are now gradually resuming their scientific activities. Ingenuity, which failed to make the Fourteenth Flight before being disconnected, has now made a successful attempt after this period.

In previous attempts, studies have shown mechanisms to control the direction And the position of the rotors was helping, they were causing the problem, but this problem was not seen in subsequent static experiments, and so the latest attempt to fly very quickly came to fruition. It was short-lived at the current helicopter airport. Due to the fact that the atmosphere on Mars has become thinner as the seasons change and the weather gets warmer, the blades have to spin faster to make this small robot fly. Thus, one of the goals of this flight was to test the performance of the blades at high speeds./ul>

Earlier, the genius helicopter had considered the possibility of increasing the speed of its blades, but with the fourteenth flight, the possibility of flying in the Martian atmosphere, which was already thinner, was examined. The test also allowed the team to speed up the rotation of the blades if needed for future flights. In the technology demonstration phase, its mission was extended to the operation demonstration phase, and since then the flying robot has gone through many challenges and acted as an assistant to the Perseverance rover.

Cover photo: The shadow of a genius helicopter on the fourteenth flight to Mars
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Sources: NASA, UPI


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