NASA’s perseverance MARS MISSION 2021 reached yet another milestone on Tuesday. If all goes according to plan, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will attempt its third flight this Sunday (April 25).To get about 16.5 feet (5 meters) above the floor of Mars Jezero Crater, complete a tour of 330 feet (100 meters) and hold aloft for 80 seconds.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter makes the 3rd successful flight – A step towards MARS MISSION 2021
As per the plan, NASA’s epoch-making Mars helicopter Ingenuity has made its third successful flight this Sunday (April 25). On its groundbreaking third flight, Ingenuity went straight up and down and attained a maximum of height 5 meters. After that it speeded laterally for 50m, and completed its flight time of 80 seconds.
The first two flights of Ingenuity were not so apprehensive. For the first flight on Monday (April 19), the helicopter took off, climbed to about 10 feet (3 meters) above the ground, hovered in the air briefly, and stayed aloft for 39.1 seconds. On Thursday (April 22), the solar-powered helicopter remained airborne for practically 52 seconds. It attained more than 5 meters, and moved laterally a full of 4 meters. During their second flight, Ingenuity snapped a Mars photo by the rover, a first color image of the Martian surface.
Mars Helicopter Ingenuity – A way to go
This Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was successfully built by JPL. It got immense support from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, and Space Technology Mission Directorate. Ingenuity remains attached to the belly of NASA’s perseverance rover, which touched down on Mars Feb, 18. Ingenuity is skill at working out how to achieve things or skill at inventing new things. It is a technology demonstration to test the first powered flight on Mars. It was launch on July 30, 2020, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. After this successful 3rd flight, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team is planning its fourth flight in upcoming years.