NASA Mission in the year 2020-Is planning to Add a Helicopter to the Mars in the Year 2020 : NASA is yet to planning to add a helicopter to the Mars in the year 2020 . Scientists are also concerning that adding an aircraft will cause a distraction to the rover’s science mission. Mars in the year 2020 will pass an test is called the Key Decision Point D this month.
NASA Mission in the year 2020-Is planning to Add a Helicopter to the Mars in the Year 2020
After that, the project can now enter the assembly stage. After the assembly stage, the project will run through the test and launch phase. NASA will expects that they complete all these within 2 years. According to NASA they wants to launch the mission in the year July 2020.
NASA’s highest ranking civil servant position Mr.Steve Jurczyk, says that NASA will decide whether to add the helicopter or not after the review that will happen at the end of this month.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is making the helicopter. They are preparing the aircraft without merging with the Mars year 2020 mission.
However, there is coordination to make it easy to add the helicopter to the rover.
NASA decides to add the helicopter to the 2020 mission; the aircraft will work for only 30 days at the onset of the purpose.
The aircraft shows how they can use such vehicles on rovers in the future. NASA says they will agree to add the helicopter if not put the mission at risk.
Ken Farley, a project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, said that the Mars 2020 project has including a possibility of adding a helicopter.
After, it will be able to add the aircraft to the rover if they agree to do so.
He, however, mentioning that he is not pushing for the inclusion of the helicopter.
Ken Farley also said that the Mars 2020 mission did not have plans of adding a helicopter from the onset.
He believes that the helicopter will be a distraction and it will take away the rover’s work for at least 30 days. The team will wait for a review before making a any decision.
However, NASA will also working on some technical issues. The issues including the development of a heat shield for the Mars 2020 mission.
The heat shield for the mission cracked during testing in April.
Ken Farley revealing that they will build a new one based on the design of the one used for the MSL mission. They are to ascertain the cause of the crack.
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