NASA plans to launch a helicopter on Mars[/ltr]
[ltr][rtl]Release date: 2018/5/12 8:01[/rtl] • [rtl]90 times read[/rtl][/ltr]
NASA plans to start using a small helicopter on Mars during missions to study the planet in 2021, according to a statement on the Department's website.
"NASA has an honorable history of discoveries ... the helicopter has potential in the field of science, discovery and expedition missions on Mars in the future," said agency director Jim Braidenstein.
According to the statement in the atmosphere of Mars, a device weighing 1.8 kg, can do speeds of up to 3 thousand rpm, which is more than 10 times the speed of helicopters on the ground.
He added that management experts began to develop and test the device within 4 years.
He explained that the aircraft was designed to demonstrate the validity and feasibility of using such aircraft on Mars with the potential to play roles such as exploration by flying at low altitude or access to inaccessible areas of the ground.
"If the management plans are implemented, the United States will be the first country in the world to start launching heavier aircraft from the air on another planet."