The first picture of NASA’s Ingenuity chopper facing extremely cold nights on the surface of Mars has been revealed to the world. NASA’s Rover Perseverance has taken the first color photograph of a helicopter landing on the surface of Mars. The US space agency said that this little helicopter can fly to Mars for the first time on Monday.
NASA said that more good pictures will come when this helicopter starts flying. Initially, this helicopter will fly test only. During this time he will remain in the air for about 30 seconds. After that, it will come down. The purpose of this initial flight is to find out whether Mars can be flown outside the Earth as well.
NASA’s helicopter had won a historic victory earlier. It is the first rotorcraft sent to another planet and now successfully spent one night alone on Mars. It had been attached to the rover since it reached Mars and on Saturday it came out of the rover and later stepped on the ground of the Red Planet. This is a big success because the temperature can fall to -90 degrees Celsius during the night.
Now the next step is to test its flight. Mimi Ong, the helicopter’s project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said, “For the first time Ingenuity has been on Mars alone but we know it has the right protection, the right heater, and enough batteries to stay in the cold nights, it’s for the team Is a big win. We are excited to prepare for its flight test.
Its rotor blades will be unlocked and its motors and sensors tested. After this, during the experimental flight, the helicopter is able to take off and some distance, then 90% of the mission will be successful. If it continues to work even after landing successfully, four more flights will be tested. The need for rotorcraft on Mars is because the unseen-unknown surface there is extremely bumpy. Orbiters circling in Mars’s orbit can see clearly only from a higher altitude to a limit. At the same time, it is not possible for the rover to go to every corner of the surface. In such a situation, a rotorcraft is needed that can fly to difficult places and take high-definition pictures.