NASA postpones Mars helicopter flight until April 14th

The first Ingenuity aircraft designed to fly in the atmosphere of Mars will take off no earlier than Wednesday the 14th

April. According to the agency, engineers and scientists are making final preparations. Sophisticated technology and the specifics of working on another planet make the team seriously consider each step.

What kind of apparatus?

Earlier we wrote that the lightweightan observer helicopter that landed on Mars with the Perseverance rover successfully survived its first night on Mars. This means that the device is operating normally, as the temperature on Mars drops to -90 degrees.

Why didn't you fly?

During the tests of the main rotor of the protection systemthe apparatus transmitted a signal that further tests were impossible. Nevertheless, Ingenuity is safe and sound, and the team is analyzing the data that the device has successfully transmitted to the ground.

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