Humanity’s first Wright brothers moment on another planet will happen through the support of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The expedition is all set to launch on April 8. It’s ravishing that the mission which is an experimental compatriot to the Perseverance rover is carrying a piece of history.
The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will launch no sooner than April 8. A piece of muslin fabric that covered one of the wings from Wright brother’s Flyer is attached to the cable beneath the helicopter’s solar panel. The piece that will get attached is finalized after detailed refining and tests.
Before sorting out the launch of the historic flight, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has to complete a series of steps that will occur over the next couple of weeks. However, as of now ingenuity remained tucked up beneath the rover. The debris shield allocation which was dwelled in to protect the helicopter from hazardous landing got released on March 21 from the Perseverance rover.
The rover is currently sighting the nearby 33by33 foot airfield that Ingenuity’s team has chosen to rest the helicopter’s flight. The detachment of ingenuity on the surface will be done by the rover. Following that, the Perseverance would step back and take portraits of the helicopter. It all might seem easy-peasy now, but the overall process would take approximately six days to operate. The teams on Earth will command the helicopter’s release from the locking mechanism which was held against the rover’s belly.