NASA: Mars mission – ‘Creativity’ helicopter needs updating

Washington. The Mars “Creativity” helicopter will have to spin its rotary blades faster in the future. The US space agency, NASA, said that the small helicopter will have to turn its rotating blades faster because the atmosphere of the red planet will be seasonally thinner in the coming weeks in order to take off and stay in the air.

Since the mission “Create” (in German, for example: creativity) was originally planned for about 30 days, nothing like this has been tested on Earth. For this reason, the faster rotation of the carefully rotating blades will first be experienced on the helicopter’s next Mars flights.

Creativity: a risky maneuver on Mars

On Friday, NASA announced that during its thirteenth flight, the helicopter captured a three-dimensional image of a hill on the surface of Mars with a diameter of about ten meters.

Ingenuity landed on Mars at the end of February aboard the Perseverance (German: Endurance) rover in a risky maneuver. It took off for the first time in mid-April, making it the first aircraft to fly on another planet. The helicopter’s mission has since been extended indefinitely.

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