Tag: Perseverance Rover Mars


NASA Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Prepared for First Flight

NASA helicopter positioned on Mars might make its first flight over the Purple Planet inside two days after a profitable preliminary take a look at of its rotors, the US house company mentioned Friday. The present plan for the first-ever try at powered, managed flight on one other planet is for the four-pound (1.8kg) helicopter, dubbed the Ingenuity, to take off from Mars' Jezero Crater on Sunday at 10:54pm US Japanese Time (8:24 am IST) and hover 10 toes (3 metres) above the floor for a half-minute, NASA mentioned."The helicopter is sweet, it is wanting wholesome," mentioned Tim Canham, Ingenuity operations lead, in a press convention. "Final night time, we did our 50 RPM spin, the place we spun the blades very slowly and thoroughly," he mentioned.The plan for Sunday is to have it rise, f...

Mission Head Swati Mohan Mentioned "Landing Confirmed" As Mars Rover Landed

Swati Mohan labored on tasks Cassini and GRAIL (a pair of formation flown spacecraft to the Moon)Washington: The Nationwide Aeronautics and House Administration's (NASA) Perseverance rover on Thursday (native time) efficiently touched down on the floor of Mars after surviving a blazing seven-minute plunge via the Martian environment.Among the many scientists who're a part of this historic mission, Indian-American Dr Swati Mohan spearheaded the event of altitude management and the landing system for the rover."Landing confirmed! Perseverance is safely on the floor of Mars, prepared to start searching for the indicators of previous life," exclaimed NASA engineer Dr Swati Mohan.When the world watched the dramatic touchdown, within the management room, calm and composed bindi-clad Dr Mohan was...