This Helicopter Is Now On Mars!

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The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity aims to make the first powered flight on another planet when it takes off on Mars. It has now landed and safely checked in with the rover. It should detach and fly within the first 30-60 days of the mission. I learned a lot getting to visit the drone right before it was mounted on the rover at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
How do you fly in 1% of Earth's atmosphere:
Have large rotors (they are 1.2m in diameter) and spin them very fast, around 2500 RPM (5x the speed of a helicopter on Earth).
Plus the aircraft has to be light:
The Mars helicopter weighs in at 1.8kg or around the same as a laptop. Every piece had to be stripped down for weight. Instead of using aerogel for insulation, the craft makes use of CO2 gaps between components. Even aerogel was too heavy!
One of the major challenges is surviving the Martian night:
Temperatures plunge to -80C to -100C so two thirds of the craft's power is actually used to keep its electronics warm. Only one third is used for flying. The estimated flight time is 90 seconds.
The craft can't be driven remotely, it will have to fly autonomously, using its own sensor suite to determine how to fly. The round trip 20 minute delay with Earth means steering the craft from mission control would be impossible.
Huge Thanks to Patreon Supporters:
Philipp Volgger, Chris Vargas, Ron Neal, Alfred Wallace, Colin Bellmore, Michael Krugman, James Knight, Donal Botkin, Sam Lutfi, Mohammed Al Sahaf, Kevin Beavers, Chuck Lauer Vose, Bryan Baker, James Wong, kkm, Manuel Zürcher, Tige Thorman, Jasper Xin, Leah Howard, Daniel Milum, Mathias Göransson, Stan Presolski, Lyvann Ferrusca, Arjun Chakroborty, June Kang, Listen Money Matters, Pindex, Joar Wandborg, DALE HORNE, Parker Linn, Roberto Rezende
Jonny Hyman was a legend in editing, animation, filming, and sound design for this video.

P V 3 цагийн өмнө
Chytrá paní doktorka z rodu Inků je milá. Doufám, že po ni nepožadovali, že za to, že vrtulník vystřelí na Mars, musí zaplnit montážní místnost Ingenuity v JPL zlatem až po svou hlavu. Jinak asi cena projektu vyjádřená zlatými cihlami by postavila pořádnou zeď. Dalo by se to lehce vypočítat.
Tolis Den Paei Kala
Tolis Den Paei Kala 12 цагийн өмнө
To this day it failed to fly well........bumer
_bin_wave_lab_ _l_e._
_bin_wave_lab_ _l_e._ Өдрийн өмнө
Aerodynamically interesting wingslett near the rotor
Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan Өдрийн өмнө
This didnt age well lol. They could have asked us racing and fpv drone builders for advice , we coulda sent a sortie of drones doing the same thing in the space of that......THING
Mark Alexander
Mark Alexander Өдрийн өмнө
but i thought mars didnt have air, how can it fly?????
Dale Sajdak
Dale Sajdak 15 цагийн өмнө
@Mark Alexander Mars has an atmosphere, it’s just a lot thinner.
Mark Alexander
Mark Alexander 18 цагийн өмнө
@DarkLight 2.1 oh i get it mars is in area 51 right?
DarkLight 2.1
DarkLight 2.1 18 цагийн өмнө
Mars has an atmosphere.
Michael Mancini
Michael Mancini Өдрийн өмнө
Don't anyone ever say to me, that there no such thing as American Exceptionalism , what would you call this??
Jae Choi
Jae Choi Өдрийн өмнө
Why did they do the complex pulley system to offset the weight instead of taking the batteries out and reducing the weight that way? Is there something I am missing? Maybe they want to test the entire system without any hardware modifications I suppose?
Publius2k4 Өдрийн өмнө
This will not be the first powered flight. Technically, the sky cranes that lowered the rivers safety to the ground in the last few rover missions have been the first powered flights on other planets.
moslondon Өдрийн өмнө
No it is not ....
Joshy Greenaway
Joshy Greenaway 2 өдрийн өмнө
NO, Its in ur hand
Annette Hall
Annette Hall 2 өдрийн өмнө
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BBSkunk 2 өдрийн өмнө
@2:00 he's comparing a helicopter to a drone(RPM): Parrot AR Drone 2.0 motor - Range of these motors begins at 10,350 RPM and it goes up to 41,400 RPM.
Monotone Photographer
Monotone Photographer 2 өдрийн өмнө
Gronkowski is a scientist!
Ishan Pujari
Ishan Pujari 3 өдрийн өмнө
Hats off to Balram
Beulah West
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William Peterson
William Peterson 3 өдрийн өмнө
I once coached an Odyssey of the Mind team. The record is holding up to 1,000 lbs. using 35 grams of Balsa.
Nature Matters
Nature Matters 3 өдрийн өмнө
Its going to fly in less than a week
lord0o 4 өдрийн өмнө
So, they are spitting, touching, this device without proper protection to avoid microbial residue on another planet, interfering with future discoveries mixed with our microbia. am I crazy or something to think about this?
Bop 3 өдрийн өмнө
That’s not the one that’s actually on Mars
InCrIpTiOn 4 өдрийн өмнө
Also note that the speed of sound on Mars is lower than on Earth
Drone Dome FPV
Drone Dome FPV 4 өдрийн өмнө
I watched the prop test of this craft a year after this video was uploaded. Epic!
Drone Dome FPV
Drone Dome FPV 4 өдрийн өмнө
As a FPV Quadcopter pilot, this gets me all excited & nerded out.
Akaboy4life 4 өдрийн өмнө
Its not first drone Its first Air drone. Dont forget the satalites, the rovers and mini shuttles.
Tabish Sohail
Tabish Sohail 4 өдрийн өмнө
Nobody did it so I had too "MARSCOPTER GO BRRRRRR!!"
Good 😎
Ragnar Ragnarök
Ragnar Ragnarök 4 өдрийн өмнө
How does it cope with the extreme temperatures on Mars?
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels 2 өдрийн өмнө
It's explained in the video, it uses energy from its battery to power up heaters.
Ragnar Ragnarök
Ragnar Ragnarök 3 өдрийн өмнө
@ThiccDuck 95 Well, that depends on the season. Mars's atmosphere is about 100 times thinner than Earth's. Without a "thermal blanket," Mars can't retain any heat energy. On average, the temperature on Mars is about minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 60 degrees Celsius). In winter, near the poles temperatures can get down to minus 195 degrees F (minus 125 degrees C). A summer day on Mars may get up to 70 degrees F (20 degrees C) near the equator, but at night the temperature can plummet to about minus 100 degrees F (minus 73 C).
ThiccDuck 95
ThiccDuck 95 3 өдрийн өмнө
its just 0 - -100 degrees cold thats not extreme for robots:D
Tomasz Budnik
Tomasz Budnik 4 өдрийн өмнө
wonder how much cost tax payer that NASA have build bigger version of DJI drone? ;)
Did3D 5 өдрийн өмнө
better way is a cage around cause is it fall on side it finished
Mythili varadhan S r
Mythili varadhan S r 5 өдрийн өмнө
The first flight is going to take place day after tomorrow!!!!
Rhineland Nagel
Rhineland Nagel 5 өдрийн өмнө
Would the speed of sound not be slightly altered if said speed is in a less dense atmosphere ? And would this not alter the speed at which the rotors are able to rotate?
How Does it Really Work
How Does it Really Work 4 өдрийн өмнө
The speed of sound does not depend on pressure, but it does depend on temperature and the elemental composition of gas. It will be -50C on Mars during the flights, and the atmosphere is largely carbon dioxide instead of mostly nitrogen on Earth. People at JPL know all that, and when they talk about the speed of sound, they mean the speed of sound on Mars.
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How Does it Really Work
How Does it Really Work 5 өдрийн өмнө
Great video, it was very cool to see and hear the creators of Ingenuity! But I really wish you would not have said that _"on Earth helicopters spin their blades at 500 rpm"_ (to contrast it with how fast Ingenuity's blades spin 1:45). It is indeed a very intuitive thing to say that Ingenuity flies in the thin atmosphere of Mars _"because its blades spin crazy fast"_ but the reality is much more subtle. The helicopters on Earth spin their blades in a very wide range of rpm, depending on the size of the helicopter -- from below 200 rpm for the large full size helicopters, to 8000 rpm for DJI drones. If we compare Ingenuity to the RC helicopters of equal size, we would see much more similar rpm. RC helicopters with the rotors of the same 1.2 meter diameter as ingenuity (550 or 570 class) spin their blades at 2000-2500 rpm and even faster for some aerobatic flying. This does not, of course mean that Ingenuity is just another off-the shelf RC helicopter -- or course it is different in many parameters! But even though it seems counter-intuitive, the rpm is not one of these differences that make it fly on Mars. It would be more meaningful to say that the very wide and specialized rotor blades of Ingenuity could lift it on Earth with just 500 rpm (if it had sufficient torque, strength etc). Then, 2500 rpm on Mars is indeed very fast in comparison.
Interstellar Escape
Interstellar Escape 5 өдрийн өмнө
Wow cool! I have a video of Ingenuity's first rotor spin test on mars live now
Rodrigo Figueroa
Rodrigo Figueroa 5 өдрийн өмнө
La wea wena weon o
Geoffr524 5 өдрийн өмнө
I had remembered that 71,000 feet above Earth is the same as the lowest spot on Mars?
EventHorizon 5 өдрийн өмнө
That’s insane if true. considering that at 71,000 feet there’s almost no air up there anymore, and to come to realization that’s equivalent to the lowest point on Mars? damn, this stuff is so interesting. yeah we definitely cannot go on Mars without protective suits.
Daniele Bianco
Daniele Bianco 5 өдрийн өмнө
Felipe Ferrer
Felipe Ferrer 5 өдрийн өмнө
if the atmosphere is so thin in Mars there would be no blades sound like the one in the animation, or not?
Felipe Ferrer
Felipe Ferrer 4 өдрийн өмнө
@How Does it Really Work beautiful, thanks!
How Does it Really Work
How Does it Really Work 5 өдрийн өмнө
It is not an animation. It is a test of the actual helicopter in a room where air has been pumped out to create conditions exactly like on Mars. And that was how it sounded.
Mabel Campbell
Mabel Campbell 6 өдрийн өмнө
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Attilio Bastos Guarnieri
Attilio Bastos Guarnieri 6 өдрийн өмнө
Que sorte a minha. MNdown me presenteou com este vídeo altamente explicativo a respeito de Ingenuity. Desfez minhas dúvidas. Obrigado a toda a equipe do vídeo. Espero agora pelo 12 de Abril. Go !
Donovan Babnik
Donovan Babnik 6 өдрийн өмнө
The guy in the red polo is like a nerdy Gronk
MindBlown Watcher
MindBlown Watcher 6 өдрийн өмнө
China greatly appreciates all of the new intel from this project😏
Jestronix Handerson
Jestronix Handerson 6 өдрийн өмнө
No return to rovers belly at night for food and shelter ?
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels 2 өдрийн өмнө
Martin Tedder
Martin Tedder 6 өдрийн өмнө
I love how they committed to hireing scientists from a diverse hight group....
breezelow unknown
breezelow unknown 7 өдрийн өмнө
What a liar! The copter is obviously in a lab on earth, NOT on Mars! They think we will believe ANYTHING they say!!
Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab 6 өдрийн өмнө
On mars now
ı Metr
ı Metr 7 өдрийн өмнө
what is purpose of called chinese weight?
ı Metr
ı Metr 5 өдрийн өмнө
@How Does it Really Work thank you for answering
How Does it Really Work
How Does it Really Work 5 өдрийн өмнө
It compensates some of the inertial forces and makes it easier for the servos to move the blades.
Tens 7 өдрийн өмнө
This sounds so bs. Just saying... I don't believe it.
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels 2 өдрийн өмнө
You can believe what you want. That doesn't change the facts.
Bop 3 өдрийн өмнө
What about this is BS?
Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab 6 өдрийн өмнө
Very soon
Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab 6 өдрийн өмнө
It about to fly now
Jay Bay
Jay Bay 7 өдрийн өмнө
If Gronkowski stayed in school
Mars Hampson
Mars Hampson 7 өдрийн өмнө
get it off
Pleyland 7 өдрийн өмнө
On the topic of going to Mars the necessity to drink pee rarely comes up
Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab 6 өдрийн өмнө
Astronauts recycle urine every day with no problem
roundcornerent 7 өдрийн өмнө
At least they don't have to worry about flyin the drone in to any trees .
breezelow unknown
breezelow unknown 7 өдрийн өмнө
OR power lines.
The Things
The Things 7 өдрийн өмнө
You have change the title of the video for more views , in 2019 ''this helicopter'' was not on Mars. Why have you done this ? I think you and your videos are very popular and you don't need this trickery...
FlyingHangman 7 өдрийн өмнө
I'm curious as to why they didn't just attach the fishing line, through the pulley, to something 62% the weight of the chopper... surely that means that the amount of weight it has to lift is only 38% of its original weight
How Does it Really Work
How Does it Really Work 3 өдрийн өмнө
That would only work perfectly when the helicopter does not accelerate up or down. If it does accelerate, then the actual mass of the helicopter plus the mass of the counterweight would be accelerating, and that would require a factor of (1+2/3) more force vs just the force to accelerate the mass of the helicopter itself. So the dynamics of the altitude control would not be quite the same. I do not know if that was important or not. One could also imagine using a long rubber band to pull the helicopter up with a force that is approximately constant, but that would also not be quite as perfect as the more complex system which they have implemented. It would be curious to know if there was some really important reason to do it the way they have done it, or if people at JPL simply have a habit to always do things in the best way possible.
Ming Xuan Lee
Ming Xuan Lee 8 өдрийн өмнө
Wait, did the title changed?
Royal Thoughts
Royal Thoughts 8 өдрийн өмнө
Then why cant they use thrusts instead of fan blades ..
Hubert Marciniak
Hubert Marciniak 7 өдрийн өмнө
Thrusters would require a constant supply of fuel. Using rotors that are moved by electric motors ( powered by rechargeable batteries) is much more "fuel" and mass efficient.
Paulo J.
Paulo J. 8 өдрийн өмнө
Asians are on this project? How would ppl hate asians on this monumental event
Sammy Spaniel
Sammy Spaniel 9 өдрийн өмнө
This video takes on new significance now that the copter is on Mars ready to fly it's first mission.
Blake Evans
Blake Evans 4 өдрийн өмнө
Yesterday marks the first public video footage released of the propellers spin test!
Ivan’s Dirt Diaries
Ivan’s Dirt Diaries 9 өдрийн өмнө
Plot twist: Ingenuity was deployed yesterday and has survived its first night on the martian surface!!! Exciting times!!
Deval Maheshwari
Deval Maheshwari 2 өдрийн өмнө
Plot twist twist: ingenuity failed its teest spin and now the flight has been pushed back
vyom bafna
vyom bafna 5 өдрийн өмнө
The 5 th day
Mimino 01
Mimino 01 9 өдрийн өмнө
​It would be interesting to find out if there are any plans to send inflatable Zeppelin to the Mars , they could use Kevlar encased durable balloon and flexible solar panels for power , so is would be easier to observe larger areas
Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab 6 өдрийн өмнө
Vacuum zeppelins are possible on mars
Lucifer 9 өдрийн өмнө
Why are humans spreading their waste onto other planes of existence. You humans are going to get wiped out. The Creator made a mistake by creating you pathetic lifeforms
Lucifer 6 өдрийн өмнө
@Thomas farquhar within the darkness of the brain of humans... that beautiful organ they call the pineal gland... that's where you'll find the best dealer...
Thomas farquhar
Thomas farquhar 6 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucifer damn these must be some good drugs, where's your dealer
Lucifer 6 өдрийн өмнө
@Thomas farquhar no.. trust me.. the new beings that exist amongst you now... we're nothing like you humans that we're generated within this matrix in the last 1000 years... We are the new race of hybrids... We dont like what this world and societies have turned into... We are here to start the New World... 1 that's automated without the flaws and mistakes of humans. Ordo Abchao.
Thomas farquhar
Thomas farquhar 7 өдрийн өмнө
Either you got so high you've forgotten what species you're a part of or you need therapy
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucifer You, you are on drugs (or need psychiatric help).
It's all lies
It's all lies 9 өдрийн өмнө
Looks like a drone not a helicopter
Le KikooLol
Le KikooLol 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Zeen Daniels I mean, nasa call it helicopter so why contradict nasa
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels 9 өдрийн өмнө
It's both... Actually
Le KikooLol
Le KikooLol 9 өдрийн өмнө
still helicopter
Somraj Rao
Somraj Rao 9 өдрийн өмнө
The helicopter drone is going to fly on 11 april 2021😍😍
David Burton
David Burton 9 өдрийн өмнө
04:15 Wow, CBD did wonders for Gronk.
Тимур Сапаров
Тимур Сапаров 10 өдрийн өмнө
And now, few days left till take off. Congratulations to the creators of first helicopter on Mars!
vyom bafna
vyom bafna 5 өдрийн өмнө
Ir might have lift of by today
Minepaper Studio
Minepaper Studio 9 өдрийн өмнө
BeActive Behappy
BeActive Behappy 10 өдрийн өмнө
Perseverance rover has already found signs of mOre intelligent life on Mars than a flat earth conference.
RS Nekmes
RS Nekmes 10 өдрийн өмнө
The Ingenuity on Mars has some really cool spring leg joints that are missing on the Ingenuity shown here.
Jimmy Bond
Jimmy Bond 10 өдрийн өмнө
On Mars one year ago ??? 🤣😂🤣
Thomas farquhar
Thomas farquhar 7 өдрийн өмнө
@Jimmy Bond the helicopter is on Mars though, not clickbait
Ax Eee
Ax Eee 10 өдрийн өмнө
@Jimmy Bond LOL 😂
Jimmy Bond
Jimmy Bond 10 өдрийн өмнө
Ahh so it was a lazy click bat attempt !!! 🤣😂🤣
Ax Eee
Ax Eee 10 өдрийн өмнө
I think he changed the title.... Use some brain
klr 68
klr 68 10 өдрийн өмнө
in its first low level flights wont this kick up so much dust that photography would be impossible, and will the solar panels be affected by the dust
Aled Long
Aled Long 10 өдрийн өмнө
Anyone who flies RC helicopters knows this is pseudo scientific fantasy!
Aled Long
Aled Long 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Zeen Daniels You needed to hear, denied.
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Aled Long So you can't. You just needed to say that...
Aled Long
Aled Long 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Zeen Daniels Asperger's???
Aled Long
Aled Long 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Zeen Daniels Dude??? What are you hiding???
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Aled Long Dude... Just do the maths of shut up. Your choice.
Bongo Fury
Bongo Fury 10 өдрийн өмнө
Ah, to be paid billions to horse around with drones in space......... Nice work, if you can get it.
Bongo Fury
Bongo Fury 10 өдрийн өмнө
His sexy collar is his security pass. What’s his sign? “Right on, man....”
Matilde Mai Skousen
Matilde Mai Skousen 10 өдрийн өмнө
Is the baldes weight 4x35 g or 2x35 g? (2:57 min)
How Does it Really Work
How Does it Really Work 3 өдрийн өмнө
4x35 g, but that is just the "paddle" part without the root with the chinese weight, horn, and the bearing. With the hardware, the blades are about 4x45 g
About Space
About Space 11 өдрийн өмнө
Cool! I love watching this, thank you!
BILL POWER 11 өдрийн өмнө
They should have contacted Boston Dynamics and put a 2 leg robot on the surface instead of this rubbish.
Nasu 11 өдрийн өмнө
Honestly... how f***ing awesome is that?!
ik 12 өдрийн өмнө
they could use a spring mechanism (kinetic propultion ) so that its shoots up and take photographs from higher altitude
Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar 12 өдрийн өмнө
"it's swimming in a think soup" but in that same thick soup we could be able to fly drones and other. could you through some light on it. is it not like a very small, light weighted insect flying.
tonysshadow 12 өдрийн өмнө
Amazing! my lifetime. I barely rememberJohn Glenn, then my first real introduction to death when Grissom, White, and Chaffee died in the fire. Now we are FINALLY back in space and not just pussy-footing around.
Chip Diamond
Chip Diamond 12 өдрийн өмнө
80 million dollar drone .....
Bobby Vincent
Bobby Vincent 12 өдрийн өмнө
15:35 maybe rovers will be the future companions to aircraft
Bobby Vincent
Bobby Vincent 12 өдрийн өмнө
Why does this copter look suspiciously like it's going to be playing golf instead of doing work on Mars?
Hubert Marciniak
Hubert Marciniak 7 өдрийн өмнө
​@Bobby Vincent I guess humour doesn't always come through in MNdown comments ;) Let's hope the craft will do ok, and Percy will deliver some sick pictures and vids of drone flying!
Bobby Vincent
Bobby Vincent 7 өдрийн өмнө
@Hubert Marciniak I was just making a joke about the golf club lookin legs. It's only in the air for like what 90s ....... it does what it does and I'm quite sure it will do a great job and be well worth the trouble of all the work they put in to get it there
Hubert Marciniak
Hubert Marciniak 7 өдрийн өмнө
@Bobby Vincent If the craft is light enough, then I suppose it doesn't need big beefy legs. Besides, it won't do any serious work. It's "only" goal is to test if such a drone/helicopter is a viable way of exploring Mars (and take a few pics along the way/test the navigation software). If it succeeds (meaning: it will be able to lift off, control it's flight and land), then it will create a path for future, more advanced crafts.
Bobby Vincent
Bobby Vincent 7 өдрийн өмнө
@Hubert Marciniak it's legs look like '5 wood' golf clubs
Hubert Marciniak
Hubert Marciniak 7 өдрийн өмнө
What is so suspicious about it?
MOLE 12 өдрийн өмнө
This guy has unrestricted access to the entire world
Redem Legaspi
Redem Legaspi 13 өдрийн өмнө
Flying a helicopter on Mars proves that an atmosphere is present on the red planet.
Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab 6 өдрийн өмнө
~1% atmosphere
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels 12 өдрийн өмнө
Nothing new, really. The atmosphere of Mars is a fact known for more than a century now.
cris paredes
cris paredes 13 өдрийн өмнө
valmont1702 13 өдрийн өмнө
Antero PH
Antero PH 13 өдрийн өмнө
Sound of helicopter: "Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" 😂
BILL POWER 14 өдрийн өмнө
Worst thing you can send to mars a helicopter.Worst thing contra rotation version for very obvious reasons.
Bop 3 өдрийн өмнө
BILL POWER 13 өдрийн өмнө
@DarkLight 2.1 My own.
DarkLight 2.1
DarkLight 2.1 14 өдрийн өмнө
What video were you watching? LOL
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Angusburgerman 15 өдрийн өмнө
I saw the title and I knew he had updated it. Nice!
Guralam Bir Singh Jandu
Guralam Bir Singh Jandu 15 өдрийн өмнө
Hey why don't they just simply use the the battery of the mars rover at night to keep the mars glider warm and charged at night as that would be attached all night with the mars rover and mars rover could also charge the glider much faster and efficiently... By this they could be able to fly twice the time as normal... This would be as a parent parenting its child 🧐😀
A B 14 өдрийн өмнө
Connecting the two vessels would be very difficult
Mac Kettner
Mac Kettner 15 өдрийн өмнө
Damn.......... it must have been awe-inspiring standing that close to it and then seeing the images from Mars. ;)
R H 15 өдрийн өмнө
I would HATE having to rely on some explosions to flip the helicopter right-side up onto the ground. I know its all calculated by people that actually understand this stuff but still that has to be nerve racking because its not like you can just pick it up...
R H 16 өдрийн өмнө
a minute and a half of flight a day if everything goes perfectly.... lol while that's not much it is kind of impressive.
user 2.0
user 2.0 16 өдрийн өмнө
to sum-up you guys can guess if NASA dudes make the same efforts to tune a helicopter that works on Earth 😂
Vladimir Harkonnen
Vladimir Harkonnen 16 өдрийн өмнө
What happens at the next storm though?
srgadjon 17 өдрийн өмнө
Big day for Ingenuity coming up on April 8th.
Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis 17 өдрийн өмнө
They talked about the blades staying below the speed of sound, it is different on Mars. However, I don't think the issues of transonic flow will be as drastic with such a thin atmosphere.
How Does it Really Work
How Does it Really Work 5 өдрийн өмнө
They designed it for the parameters of atmosphere on Mars, and when talking about the rotor speed they meant that it was rotating at 0.6 of the speed of sound on Mars. (Which is about 240 m/s)
bigpod 10 өдрийн өмнө
sure but why risk it
Cobra 1969
Cobra 1969 17 өдрийн өмнө
How is the Earth's magnetic field protecting life on Earth from cosmic radiation in the form of gamma rays if gamma rays are not deflected by magnetic fields?
A B 14 өдрийн өмнө
It doesn’t. But the atmosphere does.
TheEnchilada Kid
TheEnchilada Kid 17 өдрийн өмнө
This Helicopter Is Now On Mars!? well yes it is now in 2021 but back in 2019 no it wasn't
Le KikooLol
Le KikooLol 14 өдрийн өмнө
he updated his title after the landing
Verbal Vertigo
Verbal Vertigo 17 өдрийн өмнө
7:45 youre basically programming macro's for the helicopter esentially ? just like you could in a pc game ?
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