Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Following a blackout, NASA gets in touch with Ingenuity Mars Helicopter again

 


NASA says it has restored contact with the Creativity Mars Helicopter following an interchanges power outage during the rotorcraft's last flight.

NASA on Monday declared that its Tirelessness wanderer had the option to restore contact with the Inventiveness Mars Helicopter on Saturday after an interchanges power outage that began during the rotorcraft's keep going trip on January 18.

Creativity was finishing its 72nd trip on Mars on January 18. That was a speedy spring up vertical experimental drill to really look at the helicopter's frameworks after an impromptu early arriving during the past flight. The Tirelessness meanderer goes about as a hand-off between the helicopter and Earth and sends back information showing that it moved to its relegated most extreme elevation of 12 meters.

However, prior to touchdown, communications between the helicopter and rover were cut short during its planned descent. However, the space agency was able to regain communication with NASA's Perseverance rover on Saturday. The helicopter not entirely set in stone to be power-positive and is sitting upward on the red planet's surface.

Presently, NASA needs to run further symptomatic checks and will then, at that point, order Resourcefulness to take photographs around its surface, trailed by a twist test.

The Resourcefulness wanderer sent off on July 30, 2020, inside the Determination meanderer's stomach. Determination arrived on the Martian surface on February 18, 2021 yet it just sent Resourcefulness on April 4 that year in the wake of coming to a reasonable "landing strip" area. The wanderer's responsibility is to search for indications of old life while gathering tests that could be sent back to Earth during future missions that are essential for the Mars test bring program back.

Creativity's main goal sounds significantly less complex yet is a great accomplishment — to test fueled controlled trip on a different universe interestingly. It figured out how to do that when it rose to a level of minimal multiple meters and floated for 30 seconds on April 19, 2021. Controlled trip on Mars is especially troublesome on Mars in view of different reasons.

On The planet, you can likely stroll into a store and purchase a toy helicopter that can fly as far and as high as Resourcefulness at any point has during one flight. However, Mars has a thin atmosphere, and its surface air pressure is only about one percent that of Earth. This implies that the helicopter's 1.2-meter wide need to turn a lot quicker and harder to take the airplane off the ground.

Added to that is the inconvenience of speaking with and directing a helicopter on a planet that is around 50 million kilometers from our planet. This indicates that sending a single message to the helicopter can take anywhere from five to twenty minutes.

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