NASA has completed testing of a helicopter for Mars

NASA завершило испытания вертолета для Марса

The helicopter is designed for Martian conditions

The device weighs 1.8 pounds. It will be delivered to Mars in February 2021.

NASA experts have completed testing of the helicopter intended for the red planet. It has a very small size and weighs only 1.8 pounds. This is stated on the Agency’s website.

It is expected that the helicopter will reach Mars in 2021. It needs to make a series of test flights on the planet.

During testing, the creators of the helicopter simulated the conditions that await him on Mars. From the closed chamber was pumped nitrogen, oxygen, and other gases, then the space filled with carbon dioxide. Also changed the gravity, which on Mars is different from earth.

The helicopter will be sent to Mars with a new Rover. The data gathered it should serve as a basis for the development of aircraft in the world.

At the same time the Rover will conduct geological assessment of its landing site on Mars, will determine the habitability of the environment, will conduct the search for signs of ancient Martian life.

Earlier it was reported that China was open Martian base, which took 32 acres of land.

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