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China develops miniature helicopter for Mars missions

China developed a prototype miniature helicopter for the purpose of surveillance work on future Mars missions. Key Points According to Chinese space science agency, this miniature helicopter was developed after the historic landing of robotic rover on the Mars. The prototype helicopter is similar to the robotic helicopter Ingenuity in appearance, which was developed by ..

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Ingenuity undertakes 8th flight on the Mars

NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter called Ingenuity undertook its 8th flight on Red Planet. Highlights Most recent flight was made by Ingenuity to Mars  was on June 21, 2021. During the flight, Ingenuity remained aloft for 77.4 seconds. It flew 525 feet and landed about 440 feet away from Perseverance rover. Ingenuity was originally designed to ..

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NASA’s Mars 2020 rover named ‘Perseverance’

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that the official name of its Mars 2020 rover will be ‘Perseverance.’ From the nation-wide contest for selecting the rover’s name, the entry of a seventh-grade school student, Alexander Mather was finalised. The rover is a robotic scientist and its mission includes searching for signs of past ..

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Mars Solar Conjunction

On the surface of Mars are NASA’s Curiosity rover and InSight lander. Above Mars are several orbiters, Antennas on Earth and those on active spacecraft on or around Mars regularly exchange data. This regular exchange of data will pause between August 28 and September 7 because of a phenomenon called Mars solar conjunction. Why it ..

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Annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge: NASA

Three Indian student teams won awards in NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge which invites high school and college students to build and test roving vehicles for future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond at the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama. The competition was hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center ..

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