NASA will send a helicopter to Mars with a rover


This summer, NASA intends to carry out the Mars 2020 mission, in which a rover called Perseverance will be sent to the Red Planet. The main task of the rover will be to study the surface of our neighbor in the solar system and exogenous (external) geological processes.


However, as it became known, "Persistence" will not go to Mars alone. The rover will be made up of a miniature experimental helicopter Mars Helicopter Scout, which on the eve passed its latest “earthly” tests.

It is worth noting that within the framework of this mission, the aircraft will not participate in research activities. The purpose of sending a helicopter is to conduct tests in Martian environments.

So, according to the plan, the Mars Helicopter Scout will have to carry out 5 sorties. First, the device will rise to a height of 3 meters and freeze for 30 seconds. At the same time, its screws will rotate at a speed of 2900 rpm (which is 10 times faster than that of helicopters on Earth). Then, in the framework of the next flights, the Martian helicopter will try to overcome segments of several hundred meters.

If the Mars Helicopter Scout copes with the task and in practice confirms the possibility of flying in the Martian atmosphere, then new devices will be created on its basis for the next missions. According to scientists, in the future such helicopters can be used as scouts, in particular, for the safe exploration of Martian caves.
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  1. albor.ru Offline
    albor.ru (Alexander) April 3 2020 12: 06
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    Luch-chi Derzhbandel ...

    -Vasily Ivanovich! Look! The bat is flying!
    -Not a bubble, Petka, but a DARIGBANDEL !!!
  2. mor7d Offline
    mor7d (mor7d) April 3 2020 13: 27
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    NASA will send a helicopter to Mars with a rover

    This I understand! The Americans are still the most highly developed, the richest, the most technologically advanced. Only they can do such things.
    1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 4 2020 12: 01
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      Well done, deeply, knowledgeably. Almost like Monica Zilinsky.
      1. mor7d Offline
        mor7d (mor7d) April 4 2020 12: 28
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        Almost like "Monica Zilinsky"

        Well, you, rather, as Lieutenant Rzhevsky. laughing
        1. isofat Offline
          isofat (Sergei) April 4 2020 19: 45
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          Quote: mor7d
          Well, you, rather, as Lieutenant Rzhevsky

          mor7d, in fairness ... Monica Lewinsky patronymic Solomonovna. Therefore, you can only be a second lieutenant. smile
          1. mor7d Offline
            mor7d (mor7d) April 4 2020 19: 50
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            isofat Just then, these Russian girls, Ann Chapman, whom you then sent to America, did not exist. And that would be with patronymic Ivanovna. Then pride would burst you, right?
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              isofat (Sergei) April 4 2020 21: 14
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              mor7d, for a resident of a country gathering 250 thousandth parades of gays (perverts), you react violently. Take it easy. smile
              1. mor7d Offline
                mor7d (mor7d) April 5 2020 10: 02
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                isofat, group your attention, focus on the topic of discussion.
          2. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 5 2020 07: 07
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            No, no, no, I'm not bestial.
    2. 123 Offline
      123 (123) April 4 2020 18: 18
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      Do they know how to do ventilators?
      1. mor7d Offline
        mor7d (mor7d) April 4 2020 19: 30
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        Most likely, those devices that you know about are made according to American patents.
        1. 123 Offline
          123 (123) April 4 2020 19: 43
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          You have only assumptions and questions.
          1. mor7d Offline
            mor7d (mor7d) April 4 2020 19: 52
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            Well yes, yes, you don’t even have that.
      2. Cyril Online
        Cyril (Kirill) April 4 2020 20: 51
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        Versamed inc
        Hamilton medical
        eVent Medical

        At least three American manufacturers of ventilators.
        1. 123 Offline
          123 (123) April 4 2020 22: 40
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          Thanks for the help. hi The presence of manufacturers and the ability to produce products are not always the same. China IVL produces, enough for itself, and for export. Russia is also coping. The USA drags them from abroad. Or do you fully share the opinion about America with mor7d?
          1. Cyril Online
            Cyril (Kirill) April 5 2020 15: 32
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            Russia is also coping.

            - Russia uses imported, including American, mechanical ventilation. Go to the website of any Russian medical equipment store.

            The USA drags them from abroad.

            - they are buying abroad, because the incidence of the virus in the USA has increased very sharply, its industry is not keeping pace. The ventilator is still not a stool; it is not manufactured in 1 day.
            1. 123 Offline
              123 (123) April 5 2020 15: 57
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              Russia uses imported, including American, mechanical ventilation. Go to the website of any Russian medical equipment store.

              I went by the first two links only of Russian production in stock, but this is not the point.
              The availability of ventilation devices in Russia is higher, production is increasing, and there is enough for export. In the United States, its obviously not enough. I understand that both domestic and imported are sold, this is normal competition. But in this situation, the US industry does not cope with the needs. Since you joined the discussion, I remind you, the conversation began with the phrase:

              This I understand! The Americans are still the most highly developed, the richest, the most technologically advanced. Only they can do such things.

              So I asked how they are doing with these "things." It is interesting to know your opinion. Do you agree with this assessment?

              bought abroad, because the incidence of the virus in the US has increased very sharply, its industry is not keeping pace. The ventilator is still not a stool; it is not manufactured in 1 day.

              It is quite sensible reasoning.
              1. Cyril Online
                Cyril (Kirill) April 5 2020 19: 58
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                It is interesting to know your opinion. Do you agree with this assessment?

                - certainly I do not agree, it is inadequate) I just answered your comment)
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                Cyril (Kirill) April 5 2020 20: 00
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                The availability of ventilation devices in Russia is higher, production is increasing, and there is enough for export. In the United States, their own is clearly not enough.

                Well, the United States and the population is 2 times larger than ours. And the flash they have is much larger than ours. Therefore - yes, they can’t cope with the quantity.
              3. Cyril Online
                Cyril (Kirill) April 5 2020 20: 11
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                It is nice, by the way, to see an adequate and polite interlocutor. hi
                1. 123 Offline
                  123 (123) April 5 2020 20: 15
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                  Similarly. hi
    3. isofat Offline
      isofat (Sergei) April 4 2020 21: 51
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      Quote: mor7d
      The Americans are still the most highly developed, the richest, the most technologically advanced. Only they can do such things.


      mor7d, well done, deeply, knowledgeably. (quote)
    4. isofat Offline
      isofat (Sergei) April 5 2020 09: 21
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      mor7dexplain. The atmosphere of the Earth is 200 times denser than on Mars. Was it necessary to send a helicopter to Mars?
      1. Cyril Online
        Cyril (Kirill) April 5 2020 20: 02
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        Why not? Theoretically, the density of the atmosphere on Mars is enough to provide lift to a small helicopter. Parachutes there work quite well. Just the helicopter screw will have to rotate more often.