Mars: how Ingenuity helicopter made the first flight on another planet - Deepstash
Mars: how Ingenuity helicopter made the first flight on another planet

Mars: how Ingenuity helicopter made the first flight on another planet

2 IDEAS

55 reads

Mars: how Ingenuity helicopter made the first flight on another planet

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity makes history

  • On 19 April 2021, NASA's helicopter Ingenuity took its first flight on Mars. A video, taken by the Perseverance rover, showed its entire flight, from take-off to landing.
  • Ingenuity rose about three metres above the ground before landing again. The 40 seconds in the air was of a similar level of significance as the first successful powered flight on Earth - which lasted for 12 seconds.

2

47 reads

Ingenuity's flight is a technology and engineering achievement.

  • Flight requires lift. On Earth, with an average air pressure of 1000 millibar, a helicopter blade spins at a rate of 400 to 500 rotations per minute to create lift. On Mars, gravity is about one-third of Earth. Ingenuity's blades had to rotate about 2400 times per minute to provide lift, a significant advance in propulsion technology.
  • Ingenuity doesn't have rear rotor blades for steering, and commands cannot be given in real-time. It takes 20 minutes for a command to reach the planet.

2

8 reads

React

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

It takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score