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NASA Mars helicopter rotor test encountered computer failure, the first flight delayed for three days

via:博客园     time:2021/4/11 20:51:00     readed:215



NASA said the smart helicopter is in good condition and has sent all its telemetry data to earth. But engineers need more time to examine the data to see exactly what happened. In addition, the task team wants to reschedule failed tests.

Before making its first test flight, the smart must achieve several milestones, including relying on its own solar panels to collect enough energy to survive the cold Martian night alone. The engineers also unlocked the helicopter's rotors and tested them at 50 rpm.

During the test on Friday night, the rotor of the smart helicopter tried to test at full speed, reaching 2400 rpm. This is the final test before the flight, but it does not seem to be a complete success at present.

On April 4, wit launched on the surface of Mars and launched a 31 day test clock, during which it plans to conduct five flight tests. In the first flight demonstration, the smart needs to hover about 30 seconds at an altitude of 3 meters on the ground, aiming to achieve the first ever powered flight on an alien.

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