Tomasz Rożek on the extraterrestrial ambitions of mankind. “We fly there to get to know ourselves” [WYWIAD]

Modern technologies are inextricably linked with human functioning at every step, but there are few areas that stimulate the search for new and better solutions as strongly as the sphere of space activity. Without appropriately advanced tools, exploring and “conquering” extraterrestrial space would not be possible for humans. Dynamic technological progress creates additional opportunities here … Read more

NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Preparing To Glide Over “Raised Ridges” and Land Near Edge of “South Séítah”

Animation illustrating NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars. Credit: NASA With Flight 15, Ingenuity began the journey back towards “Wright Brothers Field” at “Octavia E. Butler Landing,” the site where Perseverance touched down with Ingenuity in February. This flight was performed with the recently-increased rotor speed of 2,700 rpm. After reviewing the data from Flight … Read more

With the end of the conjunction of Mars and the Sun, it’s time for Ingenuity to return to flight

NASA’s Mars helicopter is ready to make its first flight attempt after a two-week communication blackout caused by the sun being directly between Earth and the Red Planet. The Ingenuity helicopter, a tech demo drone that was supposed to fly a maximum of five times in a month, has completed 13 successful missions so far, … Read more

Perseverance’s first major successes on Mars — an update from mission scientists

Perseverance landed over a mile (roughly 2 kilometers) away from the cliffs at the front of the delta. We are both on the team in charge of the Mastcam-Z instrument, a set of cameras with zoom lenses that would allow us to see a paper clip from the opposite side of a football field. During … Read more

NASA aborts flight of Ingenuity helicopter on Mars after ‘anomaly’ detected

NASA said its Ingenuity helicopter flying around on Mars suffered an ‘anomaly’ prior to its 14th flight on the Red Planet, prompting the flight to be delayed. The 14th flight was supposed to happen on September 18, but the ‘anomaly’ occurred when two of Ingenuity’s flight-control servo motors oscillated during the pre-flight checkout, known as … Read more

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Flies at a Lower Altitude Than Ever Before – Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D

This 3D view of a rock mound called “Faillefeu” was created from data collected by NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its 13th flight at Mars on September 4, 2021. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The rotorcraft captures nuances of rocky outcrop during aerial reconnaissance. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter provided a 3D view of a rock-covered mound during its … Read more

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter captures Mars rock feature 3D space mission updates

Image Source : NASA Its sole mission is to conduct flight tests in the thin atmosphere of Mars; the helicopter carries no science instruments. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has provided a 3D view of a rock-covered mound on the red planet during its 13th flight on September 4. The mini-helicopter flew to the red planet on … Read more

After Six Months On Mars, NASA’s Tiny Helicopter Is Still Flying High

The tiny helicopter has become the regular travel companion of the rover Perseverance. Washington, United States: It was only supposed to fly five times. And yet NASA’s helicopter on Mars, Ingenuity, has completed 12 flights and it isn’t ready to retire. Given its stunning and unexpected success, the US space agency has extended Ingenuity’s mission … Read more

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter On Mars Takes 3D Image Of Rock At Jezero Crater

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter provided a 3D view of a small rock-covered mound during its 13th Mars flight on September 4, 2021. The plan for this reconnaissance mission in the region known as the South Séitah on Jezero Crater on Mars was to capture images of this geological target, known as Faillefeu, named after a medieval … Read more