NASA has delayed its first flight Mars helicopter ingenuity After the last test of the vehicle is completed earlier than planned.
According to the agency, Ingenuity will now be firmly planted on the surface of the Red Planet until Wednesday (April 14). Helicopters are delayed in responding to anomalies during a test view of the blades Can reach speeds like a plane At 2,400 revolutions per minute.
“During a high-speed rotation test of the rotors on Friday, the command line controlling the test ended early due to the expiration of a ‘tracking’ timer,” NASA officials said. Wrote in a statement Saturday (April 10). “This happened when an attempt was made to change the aircraft system from ‘pre-flight’ to ‘flight’ mode. The helicopter was safe and healthy and reported its entire telemetry to Earth.”
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Helicopter engineers are still reviewing the data from short intervals to understand exactly what happened, but the team hopes to reconsider the failed test, the report said.
On February 18, Mars came to the surface of Mars and was sent to the Red Planet as a NASA car-sized technology demonstration program. Diligence Rover. After landing at the Roger Giuseppe Greater, it searches for an airport for the helicopter’s historic flight. Once there, the Rover 4-LP set out to act carefully to keep it open. (1.8 kg) Helicopter.
Ingenuity then had to mark several milestones in which the cold Tuesday night automatically survived, with its solar panels powered by harvested energy. And engineers The helicopter’s blades opened Tested at 50 revolutions per minute at low speed.
On Friday (April 9), the helicopter attempted to test its blades at full speed, the ultimate precursor to taking off the plane, but that was when the surveillance timer was lowered.
“The monitoring timer monitors the command line and alerts the system to any possible problems,” NASA officials wrote in the statement. “It takes care of an issue and helps keep the system safe by not proceeding as planned.”
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