How It Works - The Ingenuity Helicopter - Narrated documentary.

Describes, explains in detail how the Ingenuity helicopter works. Describes the design, flight characteristics, electronics, equipment on board and how it is able to fly. Narrated documentary.
14 subtitle languages.
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  1. MicKMuzZ MKMZ

    MicKMuzZ MKMZ6 päivää sitten

    Thank you for explaining Ingenuity in detail. So much better than the snippet of dumbed-down laymaness (self coined term) they show on news programs!😄 One thing the video still leaves me questioning is, what are the spike like devices protruding out from the blades? Are they a form of weight balance, or aerodynamic aid, or something entirely different? I've been wondering about that since I first saw this little heli.

  2. MicKMuzZ MKMZ

    MicKMuzZ MKMZ5 päivää sitten

    @Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov I thought that might be the case, but wasn't sure. Thank you for your reply, I appreciate it! 👋🙂

  3. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov6 päivää sitten

    They are weights generally used on helicopters to balance the blades and reduce vibration.

  4. David

    David6 päivää sitten

    Since Ingenuity uses many standard electronic parts why didn't they also use a standard drone with modified propellers?

  5. David

    David6 päivää sitten

    Some Mars vehicles are dieing because their solar panels are covered with dust. Too bad Ingenuity can't fly over and blow it off.

  6. Lunacide9

    Lunacide910 päivää sitten

    This Little guy has the Rpms of 2 and a half real helicopters.

  7. mercurion1000

    mercurion100010 päivää sitten

    I love this channel xx

  8. Alvin Blackwell

    Alvin Blackwell18 päivää sitten

    Leaving Ingenuity behind is both shortsighted and stupid 🤔. It will be an expensive waste. Operate ingenuity til the rotors fly off. NASA/JPL should send new commands to both robots 🤖 update new mission parameters and keep pushing and learning. Just my taxpayer $0.02 🤨

  9. Dom

    Dom18 päivää sitten

    So is there air on mars? I mean how else would it fly?

  10. FatiTank Eris

    FatiTank Eris14 päivää sitten

    Well, yes, of course. Who would think there isn't air on Mars in 2021...

  11. jephthé exumat

    jephthé exumat19 päivää sitten

    Nice man ! But I'm just curious how does one get these detail info about their system if u don't work there. Just really curious

  12. jephthé exumat

    jephthé exumat19 päivää sitten

    @Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov hats down u deserve millions views as u did the work .

  13. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov19 päivää sitten

    Research, research, research

  14. Angela Williams

    Angela Williams19 päivää sitten

    As they are narrating it now, CHINA is copying their technology already


    APPASAHEB KADAM19 päivää sitten

    Just wow❤️

  16. suman rakshit

    suman rakshit20 päivää sitten

    Hats off

  17. Piete Koo

    Piete Koo21 päivä sitten

    90 second flight. Coming back to same helipad. So, it is going to fly around the same spot forever?

  18. Piete Koo

    Piete Koo20 päivää sitten

    @Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov 👍 Thanks.

  19. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov21 päivä sitten

    Not exactly. Watch the video again at 12:34, again at 13:40, and again at 14:11 - 14:42

  20. Denis PMB

    Denis PMB21 päivä sitten

    That's insane, a great video for sure!

  21. Brent Walker

    Brent Walker21 päivä sitten

    While Mars' atmosphere is 1% of Earth's. the gravity is about 1/3 so the lower gravity helps with weight.

  22. drvera sk

    drvera sk21 päivä sitten

    Salute to the scientists n engineers of NASA. Whatever said n done US is the greatest country on earth!

  23. Luis Longoria

    Luis Longoria22 päivää sitten

    This is a test to determine the feasibility of flight on Mars, as opposed to aerial reconnaissance. Can the helicopter be recharged, or will its lifespan be as brief as a disposable film camera (for those of us old enough to know what those are)

  24. MicKMuzZ MKMZ

    MicKMuzZ MKMZ6 päivää sitten

    If you were paying attention to the video, you would have seen, and heard that it uses a solar panel to recharge it's batteries.

  25. Михайло Свєчкін

    Михайло Свєчкін22 päivää sitten


  26. Mark Chamberlain

    Mark Chamberlain23 päivää sitten

    Off the shelf parts that cost $85 million.

  27. Future Project

    Future Project24 päivää sitten

    Kudos to all behind this project, hoping to see this helicopter flying successfully... Can't wait ❤️❤️❤️

  28. Tawsif Islam

    Tawsif Islam23 päivää sitten

    it already did

  29. tonyholt90

    tonyholt9027 päivää sitten

    Wow that was very informative 👍

  30. Alessandro Batazzi

    Alessandro Batazzi29 päivää sitten the shelf parts..???

  31. berretta9mm1

    berretta9mm128 päivää sitten

    Our "off-the-shelf parts" are now literally orders of magnitude beyond anything used for the Apollo missions, and even the Shuttle missions. "Off the shelf" has actually become synonymous with consumer-tested, very durable, highly sophisticated hardware and software.

  32. Larry Carmody

    Larry Carmody29 päivää sitten

    Why not just use lighter than air balloons, Along with the copter.?

  33. FatiTank Eris

    FatiTank Eris14 päivää sitten

    @Bernie Wong And making it light and leakfree... Control would be worse too.

  34. Bernie Wong

    Bernie Wong20 päivää sitten

    At 6:00 we see that Mars' atmosphere is largely (96%) CO2. Over time, the lighter gases have escaped into space. Lighter gases for balloons will have to be transported from earth.

  35. berretta9mm1

    berretta9mm128 päivää sitten

    I asked this years and years ago when I suggested in posts all over the internet that NASA should be developing a helicopter/flying vehicle to get away from "inches-at-a-time crawling, lumbering Rovers. A gas that is lighter than the thin Mars air should not be difficult, and could be compressed - or even processed on the surface, and pumped into a small 'blimp' carrying a bevy of science experiments, and EXTREMELY high-resolution cameras. I'm not really sure, however, after looking at the unbelievable amounts of obfuscation on nearly every photo ever released by the space program, that they WANT incredibly razor-sharp, detailed, zoomed close-ups of anything of interest on Mars, the Moon, or most other solar bodies.

  36. Randall Castro Sr.

    Randall Castro Sr.Uukausi sitten

    Wow that is unreal

  37. David Higginbotham

    David HigginbothamUukausi sitten

    Mars has an atmosphere that is 100 times thinner than the atmosphere of Earth... wondering what kind of performance the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter can expect to get in air that thin.

  38. newlaty72

    newlaty72Uukausi sitten

    4:45 the coolest part was watching that helicopter getting torn into pieces by the rotors

  39. Farid Yar Khan

    Farid Yar KhanUukausi sitten

    How deos helicopter clean its lens if they get dirty?

  40. FatiTank Eris

    FatiTank Eris14 päivää sitten

    Well, being careful. Otherwise, martian dust is known to be fine and dry, so it might clean inself. Otherwise, no on-board footage then, I guess.

  41. berretta9mm1

    berretta9mm128 päivää sitten

    You're not supposed to ask questions like that...

  42. Rasmus Helvad

    Rasmus HelvadUukausi sitten

    Make the Helicopter follow the rover on it´s mission, if it is possible.

  43. Rasmus Helvad

    Rasmus Helvad5 päivää sitten

    @Berretta9mm1 Good point, but don't they have to stay in distance to communicate?

  44. berretta9mm1

    berretta9mm128 päivää sitten

    @Rasmus Helvad Why? I want to see something besides a rover crawling inches at a time along a pre-planned path. They FINALLY have something that can take off, fly quickly to something interesting, and (if it is suitably empty of anything that might indicate a civilization, or complex life), transmit it to Earth. The Rovers are slow, cumbersome, multi-ton beasts. Why would you want an aerial vehicle to just hover over it? What a waste.

  45. Rasmus Helvad

    Rasmus HelvadUukausi sitten

    Maybe they thought of it already ✌

  46. Darren AM

    Darren AMUukausi sitten

    Everything about the perseverance mission is amazing. It still spanners my head that we can send something like that millions of kilometers across the universe, land safely and do all the things it is made to do. That little drone is what i have been looking forward to most. It doesn't look like much, but cost 85 million dollars (not including the cost of running the mission). I did not know it had a snapdragon chip in it. If you have a new model android cell phone in your hand...that is probably what is inside. Great upload Miss Meier, peace to ya.

  47. John Roach

    John RoachUukausi sitten

    1 percent earth atmosphere. Spins 100 times faster.

  48. Clive Sutton

    Clive SuttonUukausi sitten

    Very impressive. If the Copter passes all of the scheduled test flights, has NASA considered then flying the Copter in short hops down the route of the remoter location 'waypoints' that already form part of Perseverence's primary mission? Reconnaisance of that route and then re-connecting and testing of the Copter's durability over time as well as enhancing the primary mission data - could be advantages?

  49. Phil

    PhilUukausi sitten

    So it's not a whole lot more advanced than the drone I have sitting beside my printer over there. I hope it works

  50. Frankie Teo

    Frankie TeoUukausi sitten

    Damn!. Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 on MARS!!!!. Where are you Intel Atom ???!.

  51. Luis Longoria

    Luis Longoria22 päivää sitten

    Computers don't need TikTok. Technology is wasted on stupid humans

  52. keytothegate K

    keytothegate KUukausi sitten

    How does it fly w/o air?

  53. FatiTank Eris

    FatiTank Eris14 päivää sitten

    Why do so many people think that Mars hasn't an atmosphere?


    SNJV _OFFICIALUukausi sitten

    there is air on mars tho thin it has an atmosphere !

  55. Romel Costa

    Romel CostaUukausi sitten

    NASA basically sent a flying smart phone to Mars😆

  56. MarloSoBalJr Gaming

    MarloSoBalJr GamingUukausi sitten

    Damn, if only Perserverance had a landing pad, "Lil' Ing" would be given instructions to search sites that deemed hazardous to Percy

  57. LincolnTek

    LincolnTekUukausi sitten

    Dual purpose solar panel/landing pad with electromagnetic landing gear that can magnetically lock the drone to the panel. Also running the drone blades at full speed while locked to the solar panel will clean dust off the panel.

  58. Jon Adams

    Jon AdamsUukausi sitten

    When the 30 days has passed, if Ingenuity is still functioning and the rover must move on, they should just keep it hopping ahead within range for aerial reconnaissance as long as possible

  59. Sunil Kumar

    Sunil KumarUukausi sitten

    Thanks for such a lucid explanation! Learnt a lot. Can't wait to see it flying 🥳🥳

  60. Navy 79

    Navy 79Uukausi sitten

    Amazing !!

  61. Karl Mahlmann

    Karl MahlmannUukausi sitten

    This is very cool and I'm glad they're doing it. But, interestingly, there's no science here, it's just a super geek toy. I hope they get some cool video.

  62. Jon Adams

    Jon AdamsUukausi sitten

    Exactly - it's a cheap proof of concept for the first extraterrestrial flight in our history.

  63. Think Floyd ?

    Think Floyd ?Uukausi sitten

    The science behind it is to prove that a manned drone like vehicle could work in Mars thin atmosphere

  64. Rusty Mason

    Rusty MasonUukausi sitten

    "How The Ingenuity Helicopter SHOULD Work"

  65. Joe Thornton

    Joe ThorntonUukausi sitten

    These are the Voyages.....

  66. Scott Cupp

    Scott CuppUukausi sitten

    I love your narration. I was a good friend of Don Lafontaine. What an amazing person he was. I wanted to get in to the VO industry but I am a better composer.

  67. beautifulsmall

    beautifulsmallUukausi sitten

    maxon coreless motors on my self balancing machine ten years ago, the brushless have come on now with the three phase foc controllers.

  68. Mani

    ManiUukausi sitten

    beautiful explanation. now I personally presume that the entire water surrounding our earth might have come from Mars through some magnetic force. the same way our water may flow back to Mars one day with ONLY sea-borne living organisms to commence a fresh life there but when it will happen cannot be predetermined, leaving the earth scanty and barren like other planets. these are my personal perception but I am not a scientist or astrologer or Nostradam or any science literate. it may take generations to confirm this view by the time none of us on earth would survive.

  69. Daniel H

    Daniel HUukausi sitten

    Where can I find the remote software of this copter to fly it by myself?

  70. ThePsycholist

    ThePsycholistUukausi sitten

    Google "Ingenuity F Prime" and you'll find lots of information and software

  71. luis griffiths

    luis griffithsUukausi sitten

    Hi from the UK. Very good explanation and so interesting, well done to all the engineers who designed, built and landed this on Mars so I can see live pictures in my sitting room of another planet. Superb.

  72. cmas kandy

    cmas kandyUukausi sitten

    Wow Superb explanation Thank u

  73. Max Aksenov

    Max AksenovUukausi sitten

    Wow. Very interesting and informative!

  74. Martimus98

    Martimus98Uukausi sitten

    Even assuming that Ingenuity will actually fly, which we won't know for another week or so, I find it amazing that NASA is planning to abandon it after a month. Once their experiment is complete, it would have been logical to simply program Ingenuity to follow behind Perseverance to the extent that it's possible to do so. Or at the very least till Ingenuity fails, whichever comes first. The value proposition for this would be to gather additional low altitude photo's along the path that Perseverance follows.

  75. FatiTank Eris

    FatiTank Eris14 päivää sitten

    @MarloSoBalJr Gaming But how would you really carry it safely along with the rover? Hopping from time to time to follow it? I think they might have thought about it more than us.

  76. MarloSoBalJr Gaming

    MarloSoBalJr GamingUukausi sitten

    @dkyelak I mean, how would it?... it flies above and become the eagle eyes for Percy. Seem to be a waste engineering if it's still capable of flying

  77. dkyelak

    dkyelakUukausi sitten

    I don't expect we are being told the entire story. Maybe they will try those things if it doesn't interfere with the primary mission.

  78. Matt McC

    Matt McCUukausi sitten

    Wouldn't "drone" be a better term then "helicopter"?

  79. Manuel Delgadillo

    Manuel DelgadilloUukausi sitten


  80. Bucknuts

    BucknutsUukausi sitten

    its been there 6 weeks what is the hold up?

  81. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciovUukausi sitten

    Remember that the helicopter is not the primary task of the Perseverance rover. The rover is busy doing lots of other things including discarding the cover that covered the sample acquisition equipment and testing of systems etc.,... things the rover has to do before it can turn its attention to the helicopter. The rover also has to find the ideal spot for the helipad even before it can lower the helicopter to the ground, after which more system checks will be carried out. NASA estimated that helicopter flight would occur approximately 30-60 days after the rover landed. Depending on how preliminary tasks go, that may be extended to sometime in May. Be patient. It is more important to do this right than just jump right in

  82. Sergiusz technik

    Sergiusz technikUukausi sitten

    Интересно но жаль, что все события очень -очень медленно происходят.

  83. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov28 päivää sitten

    Translation: @berretta9mm1 @Carol Meier Рассказчик - revoeciov Вы великолепны - спасибо за перевод. Я бы сказал LoL и сказал, что спрашивающий может не понимать сложности многозадачности, необходимой для управления обоими транспортными средствами с Земли, или времени, которое требуется этим командам - и данным, собранным с обоих транспортных средств - для путешествия на Землю для анализа. , а затем вернуться на Марс для обработки марсоходом и вертолетом. У самого Rover должен быть очень хороший AI. интегрированная в него система. Простое управление только ровером невероятно сложно, с огромным временем задержки сигналов, которые достигают орбитального аппарата и передаются на вездеход - и обратно - и во время этих "задержек" они ("водители" на Земля) по сути слепы. Вы бы согласились? Вы один из лучших докладчиков, самый доступный и человечный из всех докладчиков, с которыми я когда-либо сталкивался. Большое вам спасибо за то, что вы делаете. Оформил подписку сразу.

  84. berretta9mm1

    berretta9mm128 päivää sitten

    @Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov You are amazing - thank you for the translation. I would LoL, and say that the questioner may not understand the complexity of the multi-tasking necessary to control both vehicles from Earth, or the time it takes these commands - and the data gathered from both vehicles - to travel to Earth, for analysis, and then return to Mars for processing by the rover and helicopter. The Rover itself must have a very good A.I. system integrated into it.. Just steering the Rover alone is incredibly complex, with huge lag times for the signals to reach the Orbiter and be transmitted to the Rover - and back again - and during these "lags" they (the 'drivers' on Earth)are essentially blind. Would you agree? You are one of the best presenters, and the most accessible and human, of any presenter I've ever encountered. Thank you so much for what you do. Subscribed immediately.

  85. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciovUukausi sitten

    Translation: It is interesting but a pity that all events are very, very slow.

  86. Estranshay Krei

    Estranshay KreiUukausi sitten

    Can you put references for the info you provided?

  87. crashtestdummie67

    crashtestdummie67Uukausi sitten

    Operation paperclip!!!

  88. José da Cunha Filho

    José da Cunha FilhoUukausi sitten

    I just realized this tiny coaxial helicopter carries infinitely more computer power and technology than the Apollo 11 lunar lander.

  89. Peter Mitchell

    Peter MitchellUukausi sitten

    Keep up the good work NASA. I'm 80 years old and would like to see more of the solar system before it's time for me to leave this mortal coil. Particularly want to see Titan

  90. Larry Carmody

    Larry Carmody29 päivää sitten

    Me too, I'm 81yrs old & wld like to live long enough to see men on Mars

  91. dum_ tard

    dum_ tardUukausi sitten

    Me too.. and good luck to you your a great man :)

  92. S.ASIF, HELI RC.

    S.ASIF, HELI RC.Uukausi sitten

    A huge step into future of space.congratulations to nasa team for they hard work and dedication .

  93. young blood

    young bloodUukausi sitten

    I can see great things in the next 10,15 years to come with technology 😀

  94. Sunny Nexxt

    Sunny NexxtUukausi sitten

    Too bad that Ingenuity will be left behind. It would have been great if it were designed to keep following Perseverance everywhere it went. Like two buddies having fun on Mars.

  95. Lunacide9

    Lunacide910 päivää sitten

    This was just a test and Ginny smashed expectations.I think they will beef up the design and launch another.Why not?

  96. Barbie

    BarbieUukausi sitten

    I don't know. With Ingenuity and Perseverance, together they could get up to a lot of mischief.

  97. Peggy Gilmour

    Peggy GilmourUukausi sitten

    Question: Is more code still being written now?

  98. John Healy

    John HealyUukausi sitten

    What happens if the wind blows At night and it falls over ???????

  99. WTH!

    WTH!Uukausi sitten

    was wondering about that to

  100. Dark Clasher

    Dark ClasherUukausi sitten

    Linux will be flying on Mars!! niceaxx

  101. Anton Nym

    Anton NymUukausi sitten

    Carol, this is a really nicely-done documentary! Good production values, excellent graphics, expertly narrated and really excellent information. Mars is my specialty, as a researcher; and I didn't see any errors or problems with your data or presentation. Well done!

  102. Anton Nym

    Anton NymUukausi sitten

    They should try a dirigible with lifting gas.

  103. john peacocke

    john peacockeUukausi sitten

    The lifting gas would have to be much less dense than the thin Martian atmosphere.

  104. Mr Dog

    Mr DogUukausi sitten

    Using inches and centimetres both at the same time. Why can’t you just use decimal?

  105. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciovUukausi sitten

    Why have subtitles in different languages? The world is not homogeneous. Lots of people use feet and inches. Lots of people use decimal. Why not accommodate everyone?

  106. rose

    roseUukausi sitten

    Thank you for sharing. More videos to watch fr you

  107. LuvDarkø

    LuvDarkøUukausi sitten

    Freaking cool stuff

  108. Victor Mazzari

    Victor MazzariUukausi sitten

    🥲I hope it can fly 🚁

  109. Jeff Swope

    Jeff SwopeUukausi sitten

    Is the copter able to self right in a tip-over or crash?

  110. No Left Turns

    No Left TurnsUukausi sitten

    Sounds like a blimp would be much more useful - it would be aloft for days/weeks/months

  111. Barbie

    BarbieUukausi sitten

    Gets very windy up there. Great if you want to see a lot, not so great if you want to see it in a controlled manner...

  112. audy346 Me

    audy346 MeUukausi sitten

    Linux on Mars :-)

  113. XRS Systems

    XRS SystemsUukausi sitten

    Why are we only seeing still images from this rover ??? No real time video footage ??? Bandwidth more than allows for this at 2 Megabits per second ????? No one seems to ask this question.

  114. XRS Systems

    XRS Systems20 päivää sitten

    @Denis PMB Power efficiency and power allocation is an issue for the helicopter. Great point ! Although data is sent from the helicopter to perseverance before main transmission as far as I am aware. This excuse is not valid for the perseverance rover though. The main rover has more than enough power and data bandwidth for video.

  115. Denis PMB

    Denis PMB21 päivä sitten

    Downtime. You do realize it needs more energy to take video shots and sending the larger files to earth? It charges for a whole day just to fly a couple of minutes and shoot some BW pics (2/3 third of total energy capacity). While as the video explains, you need to be very very light but at the same time extra fast rotors to defeat the 1% Mars atmosphere challenge. They use the rest 1/3 capacity to warm the gadget at nights.

  116. XRS Systems

    XRS Systems22 päivää sitten

    @David Davids Communications lag has nothing to do with it. It only takes 3 to 22 minutes to arrive back on earth anyway. They will only show video of parachute and sky but nothing when it comes to video of mars surface footage. ???

  117. ArthurDent0042

    ArthurDent004223 päivää sitten

    Probably because nothing is moving. You don't need video images of a rock or geologic feature of interest.

  118. David Davids

    David Davids29 päivää sitten

    'No real time video footage' this complaint reflects a failure to acknowledge the communications LAG, between here and THERE.

  119. Naveen Reddy

    Naveen ReddyUukausi sitten

    Oh! great video and interesting how long this little helicopter is capable of working continuously without any break?

  120. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciovUukausi sitten

    About 90 seconds. Remember this is just an experiment. There are 3 flights scheduled with the possibility of 4 or 5 if engineers determine that all systems on the helicopter are still a go and if there are places to send it to further test its capabilities. Watch the video again beginning at 12:33. It explains this.

  121. Bumbo

    BumboUukausi sitten

    I thought Ingenuity had no swashplate, but instead used gyros.

  122. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciovUukausi sitten

    Nope. Ingenuity has it all.....central computer, inertial measurement unit, laser altimeter, inclinometer, accelerometers, servos, connecting rods, gyros......and.....swashplates.

  123. Thomas Hardy

    Thomas HardyUukausi sitten

    Some how my gut tells me this will fail let's see 👀

  124. Chasing Birds

    Chasing BirdsUukausi sitten

    Some how my gut tells me your gut is wrong.

  125. Anders Ruff

    Anders RuffUukausi sitten

    Its danish 😉

  126. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciovUukausi sitten

    Yes the EDL microphone on Perseverance rover was manufactured in Denmark.

  127. slim El-Gharbi

    slim El-GharbiUukausi sitten

    Hi for All and ; Congratulations on this adorable success ....But I have one question please: Why everyone says Helicopter and not a drone !!! ? Thanks

  128. cranberryboy555

    cranberryboy555Uukausi sitten


  129. moe Derky

    moe DerkyUukausi sitten

    man why didn't they use snapdragon 888. 801 is way too old

  130. moe Derky

    moe DerkyUukausi sitten

    so much effort put into this video. respect

  131. D. G.

    D. G.Uukausi sitten

    Fantastic explanations & visuals, for me as an aviation electronic tech your theory of operations & working principles were spot on! Bravo-Zulu to Carol!

  132. Mirosław Pogodziński

    Mirosław PogodzińskiUukausi sitten


  133. Louie Louie

    Louie LouieUukausi sitten

    First aircraft built by humans to fly on Mars.

  134. raymond paine

    raymond paineUukausi sitten

    why can't the Helicopter be programmed to follow the rover. and make a new helipad.then it could scout ahead for the rover. can this not be done.


    ASIF ARMANUukausi sitten

    I think it might fail. Though i hope not.

  136. Prasun Pranjal

    Prasun PranjalUukausi sitten

    Thanks Linus torwalds.

  137. DEMON x Prime

    DEMON x PrimeUukausi sitten

    Magnificent 👽

  138. Wayne Masters

    Wayne MastersUukausi sitten

    Thank you. I have 2 rc helicopters and 2 small drones mounted on a one metre rod to experiment with here. Just the mechanics as they were all at the Thrift store broken but for $10 and safety glasses I'll receive some learning.

  139. Sabri Asan

    Sabri AsanUukausi sitten

    How do you fly a helicopter on 1%atmosphere of earth ? Nono.

  140. Hm Grraarrpffrzz

    Hm GrraarrpffrzzUukausi sitten

    You have a weaker gravity on Mars, so that helps. Apart from that: build it with lighter materials, have the rotors bigger and spinning more quickly.

  141. Geara Mihai

    Geara MihaiUukausi sitten

    but after the 30 day period cant the helicopter folow the rover when it is safe?

  142. MarloSoBalJr Gaming

    MarloSoBalJr GamingUukausi sitten

    @Mako-kun I'd much prefer Ingenuity be a scout for Percy. Seeing what obstacles is ahead is always good for a ground-based machine

  143. Mako-kun

    Mako-kunUukausi sitten

    Yeah, I think thats the most likely outcome. Nasa Usually extends missions that are still operational. Perhaps we might see Nasa testing the limits of Ingenuity by flying it further from the rover, or actually using it as a scout ahead of the rover.

  144. Alleyne Warner

    Alleyne WarnerUukausi sitten

    Drone ... just say drone

  145. tkzsfen

    tkzsfenUukausi sitten

    I know that I am knitpicking, but most drones are helicopters and no helicopter is a drone, if you understand my point. Also, it cost way too much just to label it a "drone" :D

  146. Sолянка TV

    Sолянка TVUukausi sitten

    No way! it is helicopter=)

  147. Ronald Belken

    Ronald BelkenUukausi sitten

    Get that helichopter and start seeding the atmosphere and then seed the land to get some trees going on

  148. JH7Joshua

    JH7JoshuaUukausi sitten

    You would need Carbondioxide for the trees to survive

  149. Wayne Masters

    Wayne MastersUukausi sitten

    Dust off of Curiosity first?

  150. rune drejer

    rune drejerUukausi sitten

    So, what happens in a storm/sandstorm, how does it survive, stay up right, does not get destroyed. ?

  151. rune drejer

    rune drejerUukausi sitten

    @Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov thank you for a great answer ☺☺☺ I hope it will work perfectly and you will get lots of data 😊😊

  152. Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciov

    Carol Meier Narrator - revoeciovUukausi sitten

    NASA does not expect a dust storm to come up during the helicopter's operation. Dust storms usually happen in the southern hemisphere in spring or summertime, and the helicopter will be in the northern hemisphere during spring. Even if a dust storm were to happen, the main effect is that the sky would become dark. It wouldn't be much more windy, probably barely felt, because of the very thin atmosphere and the helicopter would not be pelted with sand. The sand is so fine that it mostly just darkens the sky a little. Since the helicopter is solar powered, it would mean that it may take a little longer for it to charge its batteries before the next flight. Sand storms like those depicted in movies like The Martian are myth and designed for Hollywood effects.

  153. Giuseppe Laghezza

    Giuseppe LaghezzaUukausi sitten

    Amazingly clever, I must say, well done to whoever even thought of it, I'm gobsmacked really 👏 😲😲 G

  154. Shyam Mohan Ponnapalli

    Shyam Mohan PonnapalliUukausi sitten

    Very nice Explanation about functions of Mars helicopter.

  155. adekoya tajudeen

    adekoya tajudeenUukausi sitten

    Not so much of a scientist but just thinking aloud...if mars atmosphere is so thin and makes it so difficult to fly, why not improve on the flying capabilities of the 'descent stage' that lowered perseverance on mars. Atleast it was able to fly to a safe distance after dropping perseverance on the surface of mars.

  156. Jimmy Freemantle

    Jimmy FreemantleUukausi sitten

    because it used huge amounts of fuel. by the time the descent stage had lowered perseverance, 75% of its fuel was gone. the last 25% was used to fly away and crash land

  157. Ben Quinney

    Ben QuinneyUukausi sitten

    Cost effective

  158. Mickael Rabezanahary

    Mickael RabezanaharyUukausi sitten

    One of the most advanced technology, engineering, physics, IT systems and network

  159. JD Russell

    JD RussellUukausi sitten

    I expect a solar jet plane will be next. Just speed it up to catch more lift.

  160. JMV JMV

    JMV JMVUukausi sitten

    Imagine the tech within 5 years more