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Together with the rover Mars 2020 NASA plans to launch a helicopter to Mars

He will demonstrate the reality of flights in the rarefied atmosphere of the Red Planet and make several small movements up to 200 meters.

The device has already been tested in NASA, its weight is 1.8 kg, and multidirectional screws make 3000 revolutions per minute – 10 times more than for terrestrial helicopters.

In the future, such missions can be used for reconnaissance of terrain and laying routes on Mars. They can also help penetrate into places inaccessible to surface rovers.

The launch of the Mars 2020 mission is scheduled for August 2020. It is expected that on the Red Planet the device will arrive together with the helicopter in February 2021.

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