new Delhi: Now after 8 successful landings on Mars US Space Agency NASA Is going to launch a new mission. Preparations are to fly the helicopter on Mars. This helicopter has been named Ingenuity and with the help of a rover, preparations are being made to bring stones and soil from Mars to Earth. The name of this mission of NASA is MARS 2020.
NASA is sending its 1000 kg rover to Mars under Mars Mission 2020. This is a major preparation for the US space agency in the Corona era. NASA is preparing to launch a rover named Perseverance. This rover will collect old life information on NASA’s surface. Apart from this, this rover will also bring stones and soil from the surface of Mars to the earth.
A small helicopter named Ingenuity is also being carried with this rover. Who will try to fly alone on the surface of Mars. While flying between the atmosphere of Mars, this helicopter will rise 10 feet above the surface.
And will go up to 6 feet at a time. With every effort it will try to move forward. The opportunity to send a vehicle to Mars comes once in 26 months. This is NASA’s most ambitious campaign to date.
Indian connection of ‘Mars’ helicopter to NASA
You will be happy to know that the chief engineer of this NASA helicopter is Bob Balaram of Indian origin. In 1980, passout Bob from IIT Chennai says that a small mistake could end the mission. The first helicopter Ingenuity in this rover has been given this name by a student of Indian origin.
It is being said that it will be as thrilling as the first flight of Wright Brothers. During this time, this helicopter will have 1 month to fly. After its success, future astronauts and robots can be tried to move from one place to another with such helicopters on Mars. Wing technology expert Wayne Johnson has played an important role in testing NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity.
Perseverance Rover is equipped with state-of-the-art landing technology. Apart from this, many cameras and microphones are installed in this rover, which will record pictures of Mars and the sound there. Super-sanitized sample return tubes fitted in it will collect samples from the rocks to find evidence of human life on Mars in ancient times.
It is expected that NASA’s rover will reach Mars on February 18, 2021. It will have 7 different scientific instruments and it will be lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Bureau Report, Zee Media