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The story Of Ingenuity, The First Drone To Fly To Mars

The story Of Ingenuity, The First Drone To Fly To MarsThe story Of Ingenuity, The First Drone To Fly To Mars

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Title :The story Of Ingenuity, The First Drone To Fly To Mars
Duration : 11m 56s
Uploader : Insane Curiosity
Added On: : 17 February, 2021
Views : 21470 times
Likes : 846
Dislikes: : 24
Source : YouTube



On Mars, it's dawn on any given day in 2021, and a thick reddish haze surrounds the Perseverance rover, newly awakened by the sunrise. Like a big boar rasping in the ground, the clumsy robotic geologist pokes his head through the jagged rocks as dust devils begin to stir on the horizon, and the walls of Jezero Crater seem to invite him on a long gallop across the plain of Isidis Planitia. - - Subscribe for more videos ► Business Enquiries ► [email protected] We have Another Channel ► "Down The Rabbit Hole" - - But Perseverance is not alone this time... unlike the robots that in past decades have preceded him across the sands of Mars, and then slowly died out in complete solitude, this time the rover has someone or something to keep him company. A few meters higher, in fact, there is a small drone that monitors the moves, just like one of those birds that live in symbiosis with the buffalo of the African Serengeti. In the meantime, the sun comes out of the fog, while the two proceed in silence, exchanging every now and then a few glances; in a glitter of crossed cameras. On Mars, another day of work has begun. What we have just described could be one of the many moments of that daily routine that will soon concern the stay on Mars of a couple of robots very different from each other, both in tasks and in size. The Mars 2020 mission is in fact about to release on the red planet the rover Perseverance, and it will do so on February 18 at about 21:00 Greenwich Mean Time after a journey that lasted 6 months and a half. We can undoubtedly say that never before man has sent on Mars a medium so important from the point of view of innovation. Among its peculiarities, there are real "technological bets" that, despite being considered high risk by the same agency, will provide important data even if they fail. Among the many noteworthy innovations, our attention has been captured by the Ingenuity, the first instrument intended to fly in the atmosphere of another planet. Although for the truth already in 1985 two balloons released by Soviet missions Vega 1 and Vega 2 had crossed the skies of Venus collecting meteorological data. But that of Ingenuity will undoubtedly be the first controlled powered flight ever attempted on another world. The Martian helicopter is defined as a technological demonstration highly risky and innovative at the same time, thanks to which it will try for the first time to test a new approach to the exploration of Mars. No additional technological instrumentation and no scientific objective, the interest is entirely engineering and is intended to demonstrate that even in the thin Martian atmosphere is possible to fly. Its development began eight years ago at the Autonomous Systems Division of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with the prospect of realizing something daring, since the Martian atmospheric and gravity conditions make it actually difficult to fly a helicopter drone of this kind. Difficult yes, but not impossible, and it is precisely from this assumption that was born the confidence towards the project bringing it to full realization. Although it may not seem so, the design of this small aircraft has involved the most diverse areas of aerospace engineering. It has not been easy at all, in fact, to integrate in such a light device the numerous devices and sensors able to obviate the problems such as low atmospheric density, intense cold, weak gravity and the impossibility of an assisted guide... To do this the NASA team used the Space Simulator of JPL, a vacuum chamber about 8 meters wide, from which the Earth's atmosphere was replaced. with carbon dioxide, the main ingredient of the Martian atmosphere. It was then developed a mechanical gravitational exhaust system designed to simulate gravity on Mars, and then several test flights were completed. The real test, however, will be in the field and NASA is ready for any eventuality. - - "If You happen to see any content that is yours, and we didn't give credit in the right manner please let us know at [email protected] and we will correct it immediately" "Some of our visual content is under an Attribution-ShareAlike license. ( in its different versions such as 1.0, 2.0, 3,0, and 4.0 – permitting commercial sharing with attribution given in each picture accordingly in the video." Credits: Ron Miller Credits: Mark A. Garlick / Credits: Nasa/Shutterstock/Storyblocks/Elon Musk/SpaceX/ESA/ESO Credits: Flickr #InsaneCuriosity #IngenuityMars #Mars

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