To imitate Martian gravity (40% of the earth's), a special cord was used, reports petescrypticcrosswords.ca. Scientists were able to make sure that the helicopter would be able to fly at all in such a rarefied atmosphere, whether the blades would catch on.
The launch of the Mars 2020 mission is scheduled for July next year, it should arrive on Mars on February 18, 2021. The rover with a helicopter should land in the crater Jezero. There is a “dry river delta”, resembling water leaks. NASA, in collaboration with the European Space Agency ESA, wants to discover rocks that have remained unchanged for 3.6 billion years.
Earlier in NASA for the first time "caught" a giant star flash.
At the site of the proposed landing at that time there was probably a lake, 200-250 meters deep. There is also a rich geology, which will allow the unmanned vehicle to collect many samples of Martian rocks. But the most interesting part of the mission will be the search for microbial life, signs of which were previously found by the Curiosity rover.
Recall that NASA warned of the approach of a powerful magnetic storm.
NASA scientists also found a strange discovery on Mars.
. (tagsToTranslate) Mars (t) flight (t) space (t) helicopter (t) testing (t) frames (t) video (t) NASA (t) scientists (t) ufologists (t) news today: Science and technology (t) science (t) Society (t) Cosmos (t) Predictions (t) Daily News (t) Latest News (t) The helicopter for the Mars 2020 mission successfully passed flight tests – incredible shots