US space agency NASA is scheduled to send helicopter to Mars with spacecraft Mars 2020, which aims to land on the Red Planet in 2021. The helicopter has recently passed a number of key tests, NASA has finalized them before being sent to Mars.
A new solar panel was installed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in May, and some tests have been conducted to help it fly through the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet.
According to the “Metro”, the new helicopter does not have to deal with soil Mars such as other robotic vehicles, and instead will move around the planet to provide NASA with an opportunity to close the slopes, infiltrate the caves and land in hard-to-reach places.
“We expect to complete our final tests and improvements to the helicopter,” said Mimi Ong, project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “We expect the future helicopter to weigh only 1.8 kg and come with a high-resolution camera, flying over Mars “.