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Tianwen-1: How China's Mars lander Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet
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Tianwen-1: How China's Mars lander Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet

Tianwen-1 will use a laser range finder to work out where it is relative to Martian terrain and microwave sensor to determine its speed more accurately.

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to scout ahead and assist Perseverance rover on Mars
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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to scout ahead and assist Perseverance rover on Mars

This type of reconnaissance will prove useful to human missions, by scoping out the best paths for them and reaching locations that aren't accessible.

Ingenuity flies the furthest its ever gone in third successful flight on Mars
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Ingenuity flies the furthest its ever gone in third successful flight on Mars

The helicopter on this third flight covered 50 meters of distance, reaching the speed of two meters per second.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second flight on Mars
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second flight on Mars

This flight lasted 51.9 seconds with the helicopter climbing five meters and also moved sideways.

How did NASA's Ingenuity helicopter make it first flight on another planet?
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How did NASA's Ingenuity helicopter make it first flight on another planet?

Ingenuity doesn’t have the rear rotor blades and commands cannot be given in real-time.

Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter
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Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter

Balaram had said if the Mars helicopter was successful, it would open up a whole new dimension of exploring Mars.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully takes maiden flight in Jezero Crater on Mars
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully takes maiden flight in Jezero Crater on Mars

Perseverance rover sent a video showing the chopper hovering three meters for 10 seconds, then touching back down.

NASA shares Perseverance rover's selfie with its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars
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NASA shares Perseverance rover's selfie with its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars

The Ingenuity helicopter is only 1.8 kg in weight can be seen at a distance of four metres from the rover in the selfie

NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor
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NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor

Flight is a true challenge on Mar because the air is so thin and it has to spin its rotor blades much faster than it does on Earth

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spends its first night in frigid Martian temperatures
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spends its first night in frigid Martian temperatures

The first flight will see it climbing to a height of three meters, hover there for 30 seconds and then descend.

NASA's Perseverance rover deploys Ingenuity helicopter on Mars' surface
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NASA's Perseverance rover deploys Ingenuity helicopter on Mars' surface

Ingenuity will take high-resolution photography as it flies up to five times with gradual difficulty over the month.

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter clears tests, inches closer to historic first flight in April
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter clears tests, inches closer to historic first flight in April

A successful take-off and hover attempt on its first flight will accomplish 90 percent of the project's key goals, a mission expert said.

Astronauts on Mars missions could suffer cognitive and emotional problems
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Astronauts on Mars missions could suffer cognitive and emotional problems

Since the first space missions, it's been clear that exposure to “microgravity” leads to dramatic changes in the human body.

What we know about the Red Planet from 260 Martian meteorites found on Earth
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What we know about the Red Planet from 260 Martian meteorites found on Earth

Martian meteorites also hold clues about how people may one day be able to survive on the planet.

Dare mighty things: NASA hides secret message in Perseverance rover's parachute
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Dare mighty things: NASA hides secret message in Perseverance rover's parachute

The line is from President Theodore Roosevelt and is also a mantra at JPL that adorns many of the centre’s walls.

China's Tianwen-1 is currently parked in temporary orbit, waiting to land on Mars
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China's Tianwen-1 is currently parked in temporary orbit, waiting to land on Mars

A successful bid to land Tianwen-1 would make China only the second country after the US to place a spacecraft on Mars.

NASA shares video, audio of Perseverance Mars landing; Ingenuity helicopter reports in
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NASA shares video, audio of Perseverance Mars landing; Ingenuity helicopter reports in

In snippets of sound after the landing, the mechanical hum of the rover's systems and gusts of wind are audible.

Gaganyaan to launch in December 2021, Chandrayaan 3 may launch in 2022 followed by Mangalyaan 2: ISRO chief
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Gaganyaan to launch in December 2021, Chandrayaan 3 may launch in 2022 followed by Mangalyaan 2: ISRO chief

ISRO has other major projects lined up including its mission to Venus - Shukrayaan-1 and Aditya which is ISRO's mission to the Sun.

NASA could be first space agency to fly a helicopter on another planet as Perseverance gets ready to land
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NASA could be first space agency to fly a helicopter on another planet as Perseverance gets ready to land

NASA describes Ingenuity's mission as a "technology demonstration": a project that seeks to test a new capability together with the astrobiology mission of Perseverance.

China's Tianwen-1 captures video of Mars two days after it enters the planet's orbit
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China's Tianwen-1 captures video of Mars two days after it enters the planet's orbit

Chinese scientists hope to land a 240-kilogram rover in May in Utopia, a massive impact basin on Mars. Its orbiter will last for a Martian year.