China has created a prototype helicopter to explore Mars

In China, they presented their model of a helicopter for exploring Mars, which is similar to the American drone Ingenuity:

the latter is now working on the Red Planet. The Chinese device was tested on August 20, the National Space Science Center noted.

The developers call their product a rotary-wing machine - this is one of three promising projects promoted as part of the NSSC Martian technology development program.

It is equipped with several devices at once -a microspectrometer, a cruise spectrometer, optical instruments, laser sensing equipment, an ultraviolet sensor operating at a wavelength of 13.1 nm, and a high-precision air velocity analyzer.

The cruise spectrometer will presumably scan for features of the Martian landscape, but the statement has few details so far. It is not yet known in what mission the drone will be launched.

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