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Old 18-02-2021, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by CT_Palace View Post
the drone is named Ingenuity. It's really just a test mission - first controlled powered flight on another planet - but it has lots of cameras. Each flight will last only max 90 seconds then it needs a day to recharge the batteries using a solar panel.
It's different from the drones on Earth because of the very very thin atmosphere on Mars - it has 2 contra-rotating blades which will spin (need to spin!) way wayyyyy faster than an Earth drone (hence the max 90 second flight time).
If they can get it to work it should provide some spectacular aerial photos.
Hold up. I need someone to explain the physics of needing more power in thin air.
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