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Martian helicopter drone Ingenuity
The mission will deliver to Mars, the largest Rover in the world and the first Martian helicopter to study the planet.
At Cape Canaveral, Florida took place the launch of the Atlas V with a new Rover Perseverance and Ingenuity helicopter. Broadcast of the rocket launch NASA leads.
On the surface of Mars the spacecraft is expected to drop in February 2021.
Perseverance, the Rover will explore the crater Lake, where they will spend the first biological study to search for signs of present or past life on Mars.
It is the world’s largest Mars Rover, weighing up to 1025 kg, length is 3 meters and the width is 2.7 meters. It is expected that the new lunar Rover will be able to work on Mars is 687 earth days.
Ingenuity helicopter drone is designed for reconnaissance of the landing area. The device will be the first helicopter that will operate on Mars. It is equipped with two cameras and able to hang in the air for 20-30 seconds to photograph the area.
The cost of the Mars mission the US is estimated at three billion dollars.
Earlier it was reported that in China for the first time successfully launched a Mars probe from the Baikonur Wenchang.
It was also reported that experts from the European space Agency has published a picture, which shows a cloud over a volcano on Mars.