Ingenuity 'Mars' helicopter successfully makes its maiden flight on the Red Planet


The Ingenuity "Martian" helicopter, previously delivered to the Red Planet along with the Perseverance rover, made its first test flight. NASA engineers have successfully tested the mechanisms and control systems of the miniature winged aircraft.


During its first test mission, Ingenuity reached a height of three meters, hovered in place for a while, and then successfully landed. At the next stage, a full-fledged flight of the "Martian drone" along a given trajectory is planned.


Recall that a new NASA rover called Perseverance and the world's first Martian helicopter successfully landed on the surface of our "red neighbor" in mid-February. Since that moment, the rover has already managed to make several test "races", during which the engineers have checked the operation of its onboard equipment.

Now it's Ingenuity's turn. The miniature rotorcraft weighs only 1,8 kg, operates on solar energy and is intended to explore the surface of the Red Planet. Each flight will be recorded by a 13 megapixel camera on the helicopter.

It should be noted that the first launch of the device was postponed several times due to various technical problems. Nevertheless, the problems were eliminated and the flight took place, which confirms the possibility of using aircraft already familiar on Earth in the conditions of Mars.
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  1. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 19 2021 16: 20
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    Who is interested in other people's joys! We have a lot of our own ...!
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) April 19 2021 16: 34
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      Who is interested in other people's joys! We have a lot of our own ...!

      This is not the point. No. The public has not yet passed the shock. Have you seen who runs it? There are also some pale-faced belay and it seems not a single transgender request Probably you will now close this pseudoscience crying

      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) April 21 2021 13: 10
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        Quote: 123
        some pale-faced

        The race is not only determined by the color of the skin.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) April 21 2021 13: 56
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          The race is not only determined by the color of the skin.

          Are you a specialist or a topic that worries you a lot?
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) April 21 2021 14: 45
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            Quote: 123
            Are you a specialist or a topic that worries you a lot?

            I went to school. And you probably also studied poorly there ((((
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 19 2021 16: 34
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    Can it be cheaper to launch an orbital station with good optics over Mars?
    Interesting only about the density of the atmosphere? Maybe primitive plant organisms should be scattered there to increase oxygen?
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) April 21 2021 13: 12
      -2
      Your plan is more suitable for Venus. A very dense atmosphere. To clog it with microorganisms and let it multiply and work.
  3. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) April 19 2021 17: 11
    +1
    Reveal the results of the ground tests of the Martian helicopter.

    I came across an article that said to raise the helicopter to a height of 30 km failed. Namely, this is the atmospheric pressure near the surface of Mars.

    PS Why do Pindos fly only on the Moon and Mars, but not on Earth?
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) April 19 2021 17: 22
      +2
      In Hollywood, everything flies laughing
      1. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) April 19 2021 17: 29
        0
        The Americans are going all-in, a cosmic lie of universal proportions is being prepared!
        1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
          Just a cat (Bayun) April 19 2021 17: 48
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          cosmic lie of universal proportions is Einstein's theory of relativity. according to this theory, humanity is tied to the ground. the faster we fly to the stars, the faster our relatives will die of old age.
  4. Binder Online Binder
    Binder (Miron) April 19 2021 17: 13
    -4
    It’s surprising that the jingoistic patriots haven’t come across and told that the video is fake, filmed in the Nevada desert, and the Americans didn’t launch anything on Mars. wassat
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) April 19 2021 17: 23
      +3
      Where can we go with the fake Crimean bridge ... laughing
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) April 21 2021 13: 18
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        Quote: Just Cat
        Where can we go with the fake Crimean bridge ... laughing

        Over the bridges, this is to the Chinese. Although the bridge is not a great structure, they are built as long as there are people and even ants.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) April 21 2021 14: 57
          +1
          Over the bridges, this is to the Chinese. Although the bridge is not a great structure, they are built as long as there are people and even ants.

          Is the tunnel a great structure? When will Helsinki-Tallinn appear? When will the German aunt give money? Or are you worse than ants?
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) April 21 2021 15: 11
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            Quote: 123
            When will Helsinki-Tallinn appear?

            It's just "I want". How many thousands of such "want" do you think can be counted around the world?
            Here in the Russian Federation, for sure, "I want" that the United States fell into AD or Ukraine became part of the Russian Federation.
            Tallinn and Helsinki have become like one city even without the tunnel.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) April 21 2021 15: 20
              +1
              It's just "I want". How many thousands of such "want" do you think can be counted around the world?
              Here in the Russian Federation, for sure, "I want" that the United States fell into AD or Ukraine became part of the Russian Federation.
              Tallinn and Helsinki have become like one city even without the tunnel.

              Why are there so many bouquets and fantasies? Would have written simply - I couldn’t request
              1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                Vladest (Vladimir) April 21 2021 15: 46
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                Quote: 123
                Would have written simply - I couldn’t

                They do it first, and then they knock on the chest, unlike you.
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) April 21 2021 18: 26
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                  They do it first, and then they knock on the chest, unlike you.

                  Noticeably, the whole chest is sunken, beaten off by the heel, but the case is not visible. If only the roads were repaired at home. Will you ever do something useful? Alpine begging will not feed forever.
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) April 19 2021 18: 33
    +1
    Driving at the range was canceled, straight to the city. You have to teach the little robots to travel where and how you have to.
    Winter-summer tires, you can't keep up with the weather, but if you don't keep up - pay.
    Idiocy.
  6. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) April 19 2021 23: 08
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    Probability theory does not allow Americans, the first time, to march on a source with a world sensation and continue to reap the benefits. And to do it for the tenth time - budget and time do not allow. Martian helicopter, it will solve all problems!

    This development of events dictates to me the prevailing opinion about the United States, and the observation of their last "democratic elections". They lie, sir, often.
  7. Wooh Offline Wooh
    Wooh (Barmaley) April 20 2021 07: 57
    +4
    A little more than a cell phone's radio transmitters transmit exceptional quality photos to Earth, even from Pluto's orbit. The Soviet Martian stations had problems and did not work for long, but the sky ones, in spite of radiation, temperature fluctuations, work for several years. Although on Earth they have everything through a stump deck with rocket engines, with hypersound and, in general, a lot with what. I have vague suspicions about the connection of their achievements on Mars with the Lunar scam.
    crying
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) April 21 2021 13: 36
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      Quote: Uuh
      They all have a deck with rocket engines on the ground,

      Hypersound is the military-industrial complex. And according to the progress in the peaceful space of the United States, you are hopelessly outdated in your information about the space industry in the United States. There are dozens of firms in business on the topic.

      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) April 21 2021 15: 03
        +2
        Good video good They build quickly and beautifully yes There is still here.



        Where can I see about the construction of the Estonian cosmodrome?
        1. Vladest Offline Vladest
          Vladest (Vladimir) April 21 2021 15: 17
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          It is symbolic that neither one nor the other is Russian. Only in the case from the Tank Chica SpaceX goes every day. I recommend subscribing. SN15 trial coming soon. Musk promised to break 20 pieces while they teach the Starship summer.
          The Americans are lucky with the climate. This is probably the main reason for their progress.
          Although the climate in Canada is the same as in Russia. And even without Crimea they live better.
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) April 21 2021 15: 25
            +1
            It is symbolic that neither one nor the other is Russian. Only in the case from the Tank Chica SpaceX goes every day. I recommend subscribing. SN15 trial coming soon. Musk promised to break 20 pieces while they teach the Starship summer.

            We prefer real projects, there is no time to deal with decorations. Thanks for the offer, I don't like fireworks. As a subscriber, you can write that computer modeling exists and theoretical calculations have been in use for a long time, it is not necessary to apply the "scientific poke" method. Maybe get a prize.

            The Americans are lucky with the climate. This is probably the main reason for their progress.
            Although the climate in Canada is the same as in Russia. And even without Crimea they live better.

            Do you regret that you were out of luck with the climate? Canadians are good fellows, how we live on our own, not like all sorts of backsliders smile
            1. Vladest Offline Vladest
              Vladest (Vladimir) April 21 2021 15: 48
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              Quote: 123
              Do you regret that you were out of luck with the climate?

              The climate also bothers us. I have already given you a lot of data on this topic.
              1. 123 Offline 123
                123 (123) April 21 2021 18: 28
                +1
                The climate also bothers us. I have already given you a lot of data on this topic.

                And what do you think to do? Will the whole farm dump the whole farm in Africa or will you start working? What other data did you give? For subsidies? I don’t remember something. request
    2. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 22 2021 22: 39
      -4
      Surprisingly, it seems that the USSR had the best education in the world, and as soon as he ordered to live a long time, conspiracy theories blossomed in full bloom. Immediately all inferiority complexes came to life - how could it be, the Americans were the first in something! By the way, you need to categorically condemn these traitorous Soviet cosmonauts. After all, who of them was not asked, all as one answered that this was conspiracy nonsense and they received the signal at the center of space communications from the Moon, and not from Hollywood. But these are traitors, what to expect from them, for dollars were sold, not otherwise ...