The first flight of an unmanned helicopter on Mars has been postponed. The aircraft was originally scheduled for a short flight the next night, but a technical problem was discovered.
The foundation hopes to bring people to Mars in 2033. Artemis Westenberg, the head of the Mars Exploration Organization, said in an interview: Look to the future The problem surfaced during the test. Until the evening, all the signals turned green, but then there was a problem. The computers on Mars that must monitor and test refused to cooperate and stopped everything.
“Now, people on earth will see why this happens: is this a software bug or is it a real problem?” A new takeoff attempt will be made as early as next Wednesday.
The flight on Mars is of historical significance because NASA has never launched a helicopter on another planet before. The so-called Ingenuity aircraft is called a 1.8 kg aircraft and will fly at an altitude of three meters for about 20 to 30 seconds tomorrow. It intends to operate longer flights in the future.
Through these flights, NASA hopes to investigate whether it is possible in the future to send a larger helicopter to Mars, which can reach places that Mars cars cannot reach. The challenge for NASA is the low air pressure and temperature on Mars and the battery capacity of the helicopter.