This Helicopter Is Now On Mars!

2019-ж., 10-авг.
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The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity aims to make the first powered flight on another planet when it takes off on Mars. It has now landed and safely checked in with the rover. It should detach and fly within the first 30-60 days of the mission. I learned a lot getting to visit the drone right before it was mounted on the rover at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
How do you fly in 1% of Earth's atmosphere:
Have large rotors (they are 1.2m in diameter) and spin them very fast, around 2500 RPM (5x the speed of a helicopter on Earth).
Plus the aircraft has to be light:
The Mars helicopter weighs in at 1.8kg or around the same as a laptop. Every piece had to be stripped down for weight. Instead of using aerogel for insulation, the craft makes use of CO2 gaps between components. Even aerogel was too heavy!
One of the major challenges is surviving the Martian night:
Temperatures plunge to -80C to -100C so two thirds of the craft's power is actually used to keep its electronics warm. Only one third is used for flying. The estimated flight time is 90 seconds.
The craft can't be driven remotely, it will have to fly autonomously, using its own sensor suite to determine how to fly. The round trip 20 minute delay with Earth means steering the craft from mission control would be impossible.
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Jonny Hyman was a legend in editing, animation, filming, and sound design for this video.

  • Good 😎

  • How does it cope with the extreme temperatures on Mars?

    Ragnar RagnarökRagnar Ragnarök5 саат мурун
  • wonder how much cost tax payer that NASA have build bigger version of DJI drone? ;)

    Tomasz BudnikTomasz Budnik7 саат мурун
  • better way is a cage around cause is it fall on side it finished

    Did3DDid3D9 саат мурун
  • The first flight is going to take place day after tomorrow!!!!

    Mythili varadhan S rMythili varadhan S r9 саат мурун
  • Would the speed of sound not be slightly altered if said speed is in a less dense atmosphere ? And would this not alter the speed at which the rotors are able to rotate?

    Rhineland NagelRhineland Nagel10 саат мурун
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  • Great video, it was very cool to see and hear the creators of Ingenuity! But I really wish you would not have said that _"on Earth helicopters spin their blades at 500 rpm"_ (to contrast it with how fast Ingenuity's blades spin 1:45). It is indeed a very intuitive thing to say that Ingenuity flies in the thin atmosphere of Mars _"because its blades spin crazy fast"_ but the reality is much more subtle. The helicopters on Earth spin their blades in a very wide range of rpm, depending on the size of the helicopter -- from below 200 rpm for the large full size helicopters, to 8000 rpm for DJI drones. If we compare Ingenuity to the RC helicopters of equal size, we would see much more similar rpm. RC helicopters with the rotors of the same 1.2 meter diameter as ingenuity (550 or 570 class) spin their blades at 2000-2500 rpm and even faster for some aerobatic flying. This does not, of course mean that Ingenuity is just another off-the shelf RC helicopter -- or course it is different in many parameters! But even though it seems counter-intuitive, the rpm is not one of these differences that make it fly on Mars. It would be more meaningful to say that the very wide and specialized rotor blades of Ingenuity could lift it on Earth with just 500 rpm (if it had sufficient torque, strength etc). Then, 2500 rpm on Mars is indeed very fast in comparison.

    How Does it Really WorkHow Does it Really Work13 саат мурун
  • Wow cool! I have a video of Ingenuity's first rotor spin test on mars live now

    Interstellar EscapeInterstellar Escape15 саат мурун
  • La wea wena weon o

    Rodrigo FigueroaRodrigo Figueroa23 саат мурун
  • I had remembered that 71,000 feet above Earth is the same as the lowest spot on Mars?

    Geoffr524Geoffr524Күн мурун
    • That’s insane if true. considering that at 71,000 feet there’s almost no air up there anymore, and to come to realization that’s equivalent to the lowest point on Mars? damn, this stuff is so interesting. yeah we definitely cannot go on Mars without protective suits.

      EventHorizonEventHorizon20 саат мурун

    Daniele BiancoDaniele BiancoКүн мурун
  • if the atmosphere is so thin in Mars there would be no blades sound like the one in the animation, or not?

    Felipe FerrerFelipe FerrerКүн мурун
    • @How Does it Really Work beautiful, thanks!

      Felipe FerrerFelipe FerrerСаат мурун
    • It is not an animation. It is a test of the actual helicopter in a room where air has been pumped out to create conditions exactly like on Mars. And that was how it sounded.

      How Does it Really WorkHow Does it Really Work13 саат мурун
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    Mabel CampbellMabel CampbellКүн мурун
  • Que sorte a minha. KGworld me presenteou com este vídeo altamente explicativo a respeito de Ingenuity. Desfez minhas dúvidas. Obrigado a toda a equipe do vídeo. Espero agora pelo 12 de Abril. Go !

    Attilio Bastos GuarnieriAttilio Bastos GuarnieriКүн мурун
  • The guy in the red polo is like a nerdy Gronk

    Donovan BabnikDonovan BabnikКүн мурун
  • China greatly appreciates all of the new intel from this project😏

    MindBlown WatcherMindBlown Watcher2 күн мурун
  • No return to rovers belly at night for food and shelter ?

    Jestronix HandersonJestronix Handerson2 күн мурун
  • I love how they committed to hireing scientists from a diverse hight group....

    Martin TedderMartin Tedder2 күн мурун
  • What a liar! The copter is obviously in a lab on earth, NOT on Mars! They think we will believe ANYTHING they say!!

    breezelow unknownbreezelow unknown2 күн мурун
    • On mars now

      Captain AhabCaptain Ahab2 күн мурун
  • what is purpose of called chinese weight?

    ı Metrı Metr2 күн мурун
    • @How Does it Really Work thank you for answering

      ı Metrı Metr10 саат мурун
    • It compensates some of the inertial forces and makes it easier for the servos to move the blades.

      How Does it Really WorkHow Does it Really Work12 саат мурун
  • This sounds so bs. Just saying... I don't believe it.

    TensTens2 күн мурун
    • Very soon

      Captain AhabCaptain Ahab2 күн мурун
    • It about to fly now

      Captain AhabCaptain Ahab2 күн мурун
  • If Gronkowski stayed in school

    Jay BayJay Bay2 күн мурун
  • get it off

    Mars HampsonMars Hampson2 күн мурун
  • On the topic of going to Mars the necessity to drink pee rarely comes up

    PleylandPleyland2 күн мурун
    • Astronauts recycle urine every day with no problem

      Captain AhabCaptain Ahab2 күн мурун
  • At least they don't have to worry about flyin the drone in to any trees .

    roundcornerentroundcornerent3 күн мурун
    • OR power lines.

      breezelow unknownbreezelow unknown2 күн мурун
  • You have change the title of the video for more views , in 2019 ''this helicopter'' was not on Mars. Why have you done this ? I think you and your videos are very popular and you don't need this trickery...

    The ThingsThe Things3 күн мурун
  • I'm curious as to why they didn't just attach the fishing line, through the pulley, to something 62% the weight of the chopper... surely that means that the amount of weight it has to lift is only 38% of its original weight

    FlyingHangmanFlyingHangman3 күн мурун
  • Wait, did the title changed?

    Ming Xuan LeeMing Xuan Lee3 күн мурун
  • Then why cant they use thrusts instead of fan blades ..

    Royal ThoughtsRoyal Thoughts3 күн мурун
    • Thrusters would require a constant supply of fuel. Using rotors that are moved by electric motors ( powered by rechargeable batteries) is much more "fuel" and mass efficient.

      Hubert MarciniakHubert Marciniak3 күн мурун
  • Asians are on this project? How would ppl hate asians on this monumental event

    Paulo J.Paulo J.4 күн мурун
  • This video takes on new significance now that the copter is on Mars ready to fly it's first mission.

    Sammy SpanielSammy Spaniel4 күн мурун
  • Plot twist: Ingenuity was deployed yesterday and has survived its first night on the martian surface!!! Exciting times!!

    Ivan’s Dirt DiariesIvan’s Dirt Diaries4 күн мурун
    • The 5 th day

      vyom bafnavyom bafna9 саат мурун
  • ​It would be interesting to find out if there are any plans to send inflatable Zeppelin to the Mars , they could use Kevlar encased durable balloon and flexible solar panels for power , so is would be easier to observe larger areas

    Mimino 01Mimino 014 күн мурун
    • Vacuum zeppelins are possible on mars

      Captain AhabCaptain Ahab2 күн мурун
  • Why are humans spreading their waste onto other planes of existence. You humans are going to get wiped out. The Creator made a mistake by creating you pathetic lifeforms

    LuciferLucifer5 күн мурун
    • @Thomas farquhar within the darkness of the brain of humans... that beautiful organ they call the pineal gland... that's where you'll find the best dealer...

      LuciferLucifer2 күн мурун
    • @Lucifer damn these must be some good drugs, where's your dealer

      Thomas farquharThomas farquhar2 күн мурун
    • @Thomas farquhar no.. trust me.. the new beings that exist amongst you now... we're nothing like you humans that we're generated within this matrix in the last 1000 years... We are the new race of hybrids... We dont like what this world and societies have turned into... We are here to start the New World... 1 that's automated without the flaws and mistakes of humans. Ordo Abchao.

      LuciferLucifer2 күн мурун
    • Either you got so high you've forgotten what species you're a part of or you need therapy

      Thomas farquharThomas farquhar3 күн мурун
    • @Lucifer You, you are on drugs (or need psychiatric help).

      Zeen DanielsZeen Daniels4 күн мурун
  • Looks like a drone not a helicopter

    It's all liesIt's all lies5 күн мурун
    • @Zeen Daniels I mean, nasa call it helicopter so why contradict nasa

      Le KikooLolLe KikooLol4 күн мурун
    • It's both... Actually

      Zeen DanielsZeen Daniels4 күн мурун
    • still helicopter

      Le KikooLolLe KikooLol4 күн мурун
  • The helicopter drone is going to fly on 11 april 2021😍😍

    Somraj RaoSomraj Rao5 күн мурун
  • 04:15 Wow, CBD did wonders for Gronk.

    David BurtonDavid Burton5 күн мурун
  • And now, few days left till take off. Congratulations to the creators of first helicopter on Mars!

    Тимур СапаровТимур Сапаров5 күн мурун
    • Ir might have lift of by today

      vyom bafnavyom bafna9 саат мурун
    • Noice

      Minepaper StudioMinepaper Studio4 күн мурун
  • Perseverance rover has already found signs of mOre intelligent life on Mars than a flat earth conference.

    BeActive BehappyBeActive Behappy5 күн мурун
  • The Ingenuity on Mars has some really cool spring leg joints that are missing on the Ingenuity shown here.

    RS NekmesRS Nekmes5 күн мурун
  • On Mars one year ago ??? 🤣😂🤣

    Jimmy BondJimmy Bond5 күн мурун
    • @Jimmy Bond the helicopter is on Mars though, not clickbait

      Thomas farquharThomas farquhar3 күн мурун
    • @Jimmy Bond LOL 😂

      Ax EeeAx Eee5 күн мурун
    • Ahh so it was a lazy click bat attempt !!! 🤣😂🤣

      Jimmy BondJimmy Bond5 күн мурун
    • I think he changed the title.... Use some brain

      Ax EeeAx Eee5 күн мурун
  • in its first low level flights wont this kick up so much dust that photography would be impossible, and will the solar panels be affected by the dust

    klr 68klr 686 күн мурун
  • Anyone who flies RC helicopters knows this is pseudo scientific fantasy!

    Aled LongAled Long6 күн мурун
    • @Zeen Daniels You needed to hear, denied.

      Aled LongAled Long4 күн мурун
    • @Aled Long So you can't. You just needed to say that...

      Zeen DanielsZeen Daniels4 күн мурун
    • @Zeen Daniels Asperger's???

      Aled LongAled Long4 күн мурун
    • @Zeen Daniels Dude??? What are you hiding???

      Aled LongAled Long4 күн мурун
    • @Aled Long Dude... Just do the maths of shut up. Your choice.

      Zeen DanielsZeen Daniels4 күн мурун
  • Ah, to be paid billions to horse around with drones in space......... Nice work, if you can get it.

    Bongo FuryBongo Fury6 күн мурун
  • His sexy collar is his security pass. What’s his sign? “Right on, man....”

    Bongo FuryBongo Fury6 күн мурун
  • Is the baldes weight 4x35 g or 2x35 g? (2:57 min)

    Matilde Mai SkousenMatilde Mai Skousen6 күн мурун
  • Cool! I love watching this, thank you!

    About SpaceAbout Space6 күн мурун
  • They should have contacted Boston Dynamics and put a 2 leg robot on the surface instead of this rubbish.

  • Honestly... how f***ing awesome is that?!

    NasuNasu7 күн мурун
  • they could use a spring mechanism (kinetic propultion ) so that its shoots up and take photographs from higher altitude

    ikik7 күн мурун
  • "it's swimming in a think soup" but in that same thick soup we could be able to fly drones and other. could you through some light on it. is it not like a very small, light weighted insect flying.

    Naveen KumarNaveen Kumar7 күн мурун
  • Amazing! my lifetime. I barely rememberJohn Glenn, then my first real introduction to death when Grissom, White, and Chaffee died in the fire. Now we are FINALLY back in space and not just pussy-footing around.

    tonysshadowtonysshadow7 күн мурун
  • 80 million dollar drone .....

    Chip DiamondChip Diamond7 күн мурун
  • 15:35 maybe rovers will be the future companions to aircraft

    Bobby VincentBobby Vincent7 күн мурун
  • Why does this copter look suspiciously like it's going to be playing golf instead of doing work on Mars?

    Bobby VincentBobby Vincent7 күн мурун
    • ​@Bobby Vincent I guess humour doesn't always come through in KGworld comments ;) Let's hope the craft will do ok, and Percy will deliver some sick pictures and vids of drone flying!

      Hubert MarciniakHubert Marciniak3 күн мурун
    • @Hubert Marciniak I was just making a joke about the golf club lookin legs. It's only in the air for like what 90s ....... it does what it does and I'm quite sure it will do a great job and be well worth the trouble of all the work they put in to get it there

      Bobby VincentBobby Vincent3 күн мурун
    • @Bobby Vincent If the craft is light enough, then I suppose it doesn't need big beefy legs. Besides, it won't do any serious work. It's "only" goal is to test if such a drone/helicopter is a viable way of exploring Mars (and take a few pics along the way/test the navigation software). If it succeeds (meaning: it will be able to lift off, control it's flight and land), then it will create a path for future, more advanced crafts.

      Hubert MarciniakHubert Marciniak3 күн мурун
    • @Hubert Marciniak it's legs look like '5 wood' golf clubs

      Bobby VincentBobby Vincent3 күн мурун
    • What is so suspicious about it?

      Hubert MarciniakHubert Marciniak3 күн мурун
  • This guy has unrestricted access to the entire world

    MOLEMOLE7 күн мурун
  • Flying a helicopter on Mars proves that an atmosphere is present on the red planet.

    Redem LegaspiRedem Legaspi8 күн мурун
    • ~1% atmosphere

      Captain AhabCaptain Ahab2 күн мурун
    • Nothing new, really. The atmosphere of Mars is a fact known for more than a century now.

      Zeen DanielsZeen Daniels8 күн мурун
  • Wow

    cris paredescris paredes9 күн мурун
  • 3:33

    valmont1702valmont17029 күн мурун
  • Sound of helicopter: "Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" 😂

    Antero PHAntero PH9 күн мурун
  • Worst thing you can send to mars a helicopter.Worst thing contra rotation version for very obvious reasons.

    • @DarkLight 2.1 My own.

      BILL POWERBILL POWER8 күн мурун
    • What video were you watching? LOL

      DarkLight 2.1DarkLight 2.19 күн мурун
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  • I saw the title and I knew he had updated it. Nice!

    AngusburgermanAngusburgerman10 күн мурун
  • Hey why don't they just simply use the the battery of the mars rover at night to keep the mars glider warm and charged at night as that would be attached all night with the mars rover and mars rover could also charge the glider much faster and efficiently... By this they could be able to fly twice the time as normal... This would be as a parent parenting its child 🧐😀

    Guralam Bir Singh JanduGuralam Bir Singh Jandu11 күн мурун
    • Connecting the two vessels would be very difficult

      A BA B10 күн мурун
  • Damn.......... it must have been awe-inspiring standing that close to it and then seeing the images from Mars. ;)

    Mac KettnerMac Kettner11 күн мурун
  • I would HATE having to rely on some explosions to flip the helicopter right-side up onto the ground. I know its all calculated by people that actually understand this stuff but still that has to be nerve racking because its not like you can just pick it up...

    R HR H11 күн мурун
  • a minute and a half of flight a day if everything goes perfectly.... lol while that's not much it is kind of impressive.

    R HR H11 күн мурун
  • to sum-up you guys can guess if NASA dudes make the same efforts to tune a helicopter that works on Earth 😂

    user 2.0user 2.011 күн мурун
  • What happens at the next storm though?

    Vladimir HarkonnenVladimir Harkonnen12 күн мурун
  • Big day for Ingenuity coming up on April 8th.

    srgadjonsrgadjon12 күн мурун
  • They talked about the blades staying below the speed of sound, it is different on Mars. However, I don't think the issues of transonic flow will be as drastic with such a thin atmosphere.

    Josh LewisJosh Lewis12 күн мурун
    • They designed it for the parameters of atmosphere on Mars, and when talking about the rotor speed they meant that it was rotating at 0.6 of the speed of sound on Mars. (Which is about 240 m/s)

      How Does it Really WorkHow Does it Really Work13 саат мурун
    • sure but why risk it

      bigpodbigpod6 күн мурун
  • How is the Earth's magnetic field protecting life on Earth from cosmic radiation in the form of gamma rays if gamma rays are not deflected by magnetic fields?

    Cobra 1969Cobra 196913 күн мурун
    • It doesn’t. But the atmosphere does.

      A BA B10 күн мурун
  • This Helicopter Is Now On Mars!? well yes it is now in 2021 but back in 2019 no it wasn't

    TheEnchilada KidTheEnchilada Kid13 күн мурун
    • he updated his title after the landing

      Le KikooLolLe KikooLol9 күн мурун
  • 7:45 youre basically programming macro's for the helicopter esentially ? just like you could in a pc game ?

    Verbal VertigoVerbal Vertigo13 күн мурун
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    Tyler BellTyler Bell13 күн мурун
  • NASA are Gods-love 'em

    Tabasco catTabasco cat13 күн мурун
  • Sorry to nit pick, but the first powered flightS on another planet, were the sky cranes.

    Tabasco catTabasco cat13 күн мурун
  • An F-15 hit 100,000' within 4 minutes of releasing it's brakes on the runway. I think that is still the record.

    Raif MarshallRaif Marshall13 күн мурун
    • Idk why, but they're using the cruising altitude. There have been many jet engine aircraft to cross 100,000 feet in a climb.

      Jonathan SullivanJonathan Sullivan12 күн мурун
  • I remember seeing this video a long time ago and when i heard of it with perseverance, it reminded me of this video 0:25 I thought 2020 of being such a long time away, and now it is on mars right now. Time flew fast

    Saadusmani78Saadusmani7814 күн мурун
  • Daw Mi Mi Aung would be very proud of this achievement. All the Burmese are very proud of her achievement. God bless America!

    Marshall CaliphMarshall Caliph14 күн мурун
  • When I saw all the of thumbs-down I realized there are more neanderthals alive now than 35,000 years ago!

    Greg ArtleyGreg Artley14 күн мурун
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    Joanne HowardJoanne Howard14 күн мурун
  • I bet there are civilizations with 1 million years of advancements. I wonder how tbey view us

    Adonai ZedekAdonai Zedek15 күн мурун
  • Expect the aleins of mars on earth v. soon when they see the rover and this drone on their plant 🙃

    S.ALTAFS.ALTAF15 күн мурун
  • 4 words: no it is not

    codedecodecodedecode16 күн мурун
    • @Zeen Daniels LMAO whatever you want to believe is fine with me - i mean i'm fine with religious fundamentalists like you. i'm going to go watch some videos of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, they're just as real as NASA helicopters on mars.

      codedecodecodedecode13 күн мурун
    • @codedecode So you can't prove your point. That's all you needed to say, I didn't expect any better.

      Zeen DanielsZeen Daniels13 күн мурун
    • @Zeen Daniels you actually believe this is real? LOL. like everything else NASA and friends produces, it's just a combination of CGI, and filmmaking/modeling tricks like green screens, and composite video (layers). you must have drank the NASA / Space X kool aid. don't worry, you and your Star Wars friends can keep worshipping at the altar. true believers are adorable.

      codedecodecodedecode13 күн мурун
    • @codedecode That's exactly the point. You are saying that it's not, or it's CGI. It's up to you to prove. Can you do it or it'll be just words?

      Zeen DanielsZeen Daniels13 күн мурун
    • @Zeen Daniels lmao nice 1 !!! the better question is: can you prove it is? i mean, if we're accepting CGI as proof, then i'm going to prove that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are real.

      codedecodecodedecode14 күн мурун
  • "It's a good day for fishing aint it, HAHA"

    CanuckTVCanuckTV16 күн мурун
  • There's a piece of the Wright Brothers kittyhawk on ingenuity!

    Ryan BelisleRyan Belisle16 күн мурун
  • I wish I could live forever to witness humanities greatest achievements in space :( I wonder how far we'll go...

    Bic BoiBic Boi16 күн мурун
  • Why the hell is he smiling there as if he is high?

    Mayoorann JayamohanMayoorann Jayamohan16 күн мурун
  • you look like this was 10 years ago now

    SutairnSutairn16 күн мурун
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    Ryan HanniganRyan Hannigan16 күн мурун
  • What will people think about the technology in this video 50 years later? 50 years later, they may even watch this video from mars and laugh at us.

    Syed ReponSyed Repon17 күн мурун
    • Why would they laugh at us? If it wasn't for this technology now then there won't be people on Mars in 50 years.

      James BerglundJames Berglund14 күн мурун
    • Apollo missions were low tech compared to today's. We don't laugh at them today.

      Shyam RShyam R16 күн мурун
  • I would think that tying a fishing string to the top in testing would greatly affect stability and steering. Sort of like center of mass and center of gravity are not in the same place... or affecting the moment of inertia... or something.

    FuzzybeanerizerFuzzybeanerizer17 күн мурун
    • I'm sure it probably does, but it's better than not having tested it at all in a low air density environment. When they fire it up in a week or two, that will be the real test!

      James BerglundJames Berglund14 күн мурун
  • Finally

    Reifan NusalyReifan Nusaly17 күн мурун
  • can someone give these people 10k camera sensors jeez

    domenic limondomenic limon17 күн мурун
  • works great plugged into the wall but no way that 5watt solar panel could power a vibrator...ask youir momma

    Er HEr H17 күн мурун
  • not on mars yet, still on the rover.

    Phillip CraggsPhillip Craggs17 күн мурун