"NASA has a proud history of firsts", NASA's administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said in a statement. Now, it wants to prove that it can sustainably fly around the planet's thin atmosphere at low altitude - with a tiny helicopter. "The Mars Helicopter holds much guarantee for our future scientific research, exploration, as well as expedition objectives to Mars".
"A remote-controlled helicopter to Mars Helicopter, created to fly in the rarefied atmosphere of the red planet, weighs 1.8 kg and the size of a small ball". During the flight demonstrations, the helicopter's twin, counter-rotating blades will cut through the Martian atmosphere at nearly 3,000 rpm-about 10 times the rate of a helicopter on Earth.
The strategy is for the Mars Helicopter to fly affixed to the bottom of the Mars 2020 vagabond.
NASA sees Mars Helicopter as demonstrating the ability of such vehicles to serve as scouts for future rover missions. After placing the helicopter on the ground, the rover will be directed to drive to a safe distance to relay commands. Once there, the chopper needs to find a suitable location, charge its batteries, complete all necessary tests and then, if all goes well, the aircraft will perform its first autonomous flight in history. The mission is scheduled to take off on the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, and reach Mars in February 2021.
First severe weather watch of season issued
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick Counties until 7 p.m. today. With the big increase in temperatures Saturday, there will also be a chance of more scattered thunderstorms.
Because Earth will be several light minutes away, "there is no way to joystick this mission in real time", Aung said. Then the rover will move away, and the aerial vehicle will conduct a series of at least five flight tests over 30 days of more and more further distances, up to 100 meters.
"We're very excited about this and the potential it has for opening up a whole new paradigm for how to explore Mars", said David Lavery, the program executive for solar system exploration at NASA headquarters.
If the tests work, NASA will be closer to exploring the Red Planet in a different way. Just like the twin MarCO CubeSats now on their way to the Red Planet as part of the historic InSight mission, the "marscopter" is a trailblazer meant to demonstrate that the technology can be used in exploration missions.
According to Bridenstine, the success of the "marscopter" may enable more ambitious missions in the future. The rover is created to carry out geological reports also to ascertain the habitability of this Martian environment, NASA explained.
NASA officials said the rotorcraft will reach the Red Planet's surface attached to the car-sized rover.
U.S. officials had looked at several sites other than Singapore for the historic meeting but each was seen as problematic. Speculation has emerged that Trump may visit Japan to brief Abe about the outcome of his meeting with Kim in Singapore .
Facebook is the latest super-sized corporate player to enter blockchain , following Google and JPMorgan Chase. At the start of this year, Facebook announced a ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies.
Facebook said that for the objective of the referendum it would operate as though these tools were in place in Ireland. Ireland bars political contributions from overseas , but the law does not apply to social media advertising.
They said working in China had been their dream because they could earn in a month what they made in a year in North Korea. Anchor: KBS held an exclusive interview with the USA acting Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Heather Nauert.
"Our company has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.and our reputation has been damaged", the memo said . But like the rest of the nation's capital, it was caught on the outside looking in by Donald Trump's election triumph.
He, however, congratulated all members of the party, saying that the conduct of the congress was generally peaceful. He commended the party faithful in the state for exhibiting brotherhood and compromise during the exercise.
The Hiro Murai-directed music video is shot in a fluid format and references significant moments from the past and recent events. The juxtaposition between lighthearted and disturbing is shocking throughout the video and some viewers may find it distressing.
The test aims to familiarize the public with receiving mobile messages for emergencies like amber alerts or tornado warnings. For the most part Canada mobile phones, tablets and other devices will receive a test alert on Wednesday, may 9th.
Lose or draw, however, and not only will Spurs be able to overtake them but so could Chelsea , who have two games remaining. Gomez played through the pain barrier against West Brom and Stoke City , but performed poorly in both games.
Thunderstorm, Light To Heavy Rain Across India In Next Few Days
Reports from Etawah said that four people, including a woman, died while as many were injured in thunderstorm-related incidents. A similar unseasonal dust storm and thundershowers a week ago, left more than 120 people dead, 73 in Uttar Pradesh state alone.
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Punjab, in reply, lost wickets at regular intervals as only opener Rahul and Marcus Stoinis (11) reached double figures. Ish Sodhi bowled beautifully to not only take a wicket - of Akshdeep Nath - but also stymie the KXIP run rate.
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West Virginia Republican Don Blankenship is conceding the Republican Senate nomination but remaining defiant until the end. Blankenship tells a group of supporters that he still believes he was railroaded and mistreated by federal prosecutors.