NASA’s Perseverance Rover Secured With The Mars Helicopter Delivery System

Must read

How to disable and delete Samsung Pay from your Galaxy phone

When it comes to paying conveniently, Samsung Pay makes using your phone as a bank card an easy process; however, there may come...

Should I buy an SSD for my PS4 or PS4 Pro?

Wondering whether you should buy an SSD for your PS4 or PS4 Pro? Then you've landed on the right page. Solid-state storage is...

You Really Are Better Off Spending Your Money On An HP Omen 15 Gaming Laptop

As we resume the Intel vs AMD battles in earnest again, after many years, the Dell G5 15 SE gaming laptop sits very...

Games of the Generation: Stardew Valley is a welcome break from the chaos of the world

Games of the GenerationAs we approach the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, TechRadar is looking back at the games that...
Bhawani Singh
I am a blogger who believes in delivering latest tech news from around the world to my viewers.

After its wheels, the NASA’s Perseverance rover has now been fueled and attached with the Mars Helicopter, in preparation for its launch window between July 17-August 5.

According to NASA, the descent stage of the rover was fueled with hydrazine monopropellant to drive eight Mars landing engines. Landing engines, as the name suggests, will work to slow down the spacecraft’s descent on the Red Planet and also support the sky crane manoeuvre.

At 7,200 feet, the eight landing engines will slow the spacecraft down from 180 mph to 1.7 mph when it is 66 feet above the surface. At 25 feet, the spacecraft will start to roll out Nylon cords that will lower the Perseverance rover on the Martian surface. After touchdown, the cords are detached and the descent stage will fly away.

The Perseverance rover was then fitted with the delivery system for the Mars Helicopter. The first aircraft on another planet will remain encased within the delivery system for a while even after Perseverance rover lands.

Mars Helicopter will charge up with the help of the rover for about two-and-a-half months before it can fly autonomously. Afterwards, the helicopter will be powered via its own solar panel for the duration of its demonstration that can last up to 30 days.

The Perseverance Mars rover, with its launch window coming up, remains a priority for NASA amidst the coronavirus situation. With the mission to search for life, climate and geology on the Red Planet, the rover will study, explore and even collect samples.

The Perseverance rover, after being launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida will then land at the Jezero Crater, after about seven months of traversing the space on February 18, 2021.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


More articles

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Google Pixel 5 Users Report Issues With Pixel Stand, No Fix in Sight

Google Pixel 5 users have been experiencing issues when placing their phones on the Pixel Stand, as per the Pixel support page and...

OnePlus launches IDEAS 2.0 to help improve OxygenOS

Having one of the most active online communities has seen OnePlus become a major player in the Android space over the past few...

India’s most beautiful, most respected, most versatile celebrities in pics

Deepika Padukone is also India’s Most Glamorous with a top score 60.3. In Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor are seen to have...

Fears over 'weakening' of UK green watchdog

Campaigners fear that a body designed to protect the environment is being undermined. Source link

TikTok shrugs off Trump attack with expansion plans

Anti-Trump TikTokkers not declaring paid content Source link
- Advertisement -