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Perseverance Lands

02/18/2021 8:53 PM

On a planet inhabited only by robots, the population just increased by one.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/world/mars-perseverance-rover-landing-scn-trnd/index.html

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Re: Perseverance Lands

02/19/2021 2:14 AM

<...a planet inhabited only by robots...>

The robots are there to prove otherwise, actually.

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02/19/2021 4:27 PM

Are you sure?

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02/19/2021 9:05 PM

Is there any agreement on vehicles passing on left or right ?

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02/19/2021 10:38 PM

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Re: Perseverance Lands

02/19/2021 10:48 PM

Correction. By two. Don't forget the helicopter, Ingenuity.

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Re: Perseverance Lands

03/02/2021 11:59 AM

I read that Ingenuity does not carry any scientific instruments. Should the first flight be in the next couple of weeks? Is this helicopter drone needed to test the helicopter drone? Do I understand correctly?

On the other hand, it's good that there is nothing important for the mission on the test machine.

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03/02/2021 12:12 PM

Ingenuity is being described by NASA as a technology demonstrator, with its only real mission to be a Scout for Perseverance.

And you're right, it carries nothing except a camera.

The long term use is expected to be, first, a scout for astronauts, and, later, possibly a delivery vehicle. It's not unlike the evolution of helicopters in the military/

I'm told that the first flight date is still undetermined. They have a long list of tests to perform before it flies.

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03/26/2021 6:02 AM

Yes, you're right, all that Ingenuity has no instruments besides 2 cameras used for navigation and photographing. Ingenuity will accompany Perseverance, namely, scout location for its future drives. NASA plans to make the first test flight of Ingenuity in April.

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Re: Perseverance Lands

02/19/2021 10:53 PM

When does the dancing robot deploy? Because if we can't see a robot dancing on Mars, then I don't really see the point...

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-34845483

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