Ingenuity Mars Helicopter failed high-speed spin test causing reschedule of the first flight

Birt 10 apr 2021
On April 10, 2021 NASA announced Ingenuity Mars Helicopter failed high-speed spin test causing reschedule of the first flight to no earlier than April 14. NASA explained that during a high-speed spin test of the rotors on Friday, the command sequence controlling the test ended early due to a “watchdog” timer expiration. This occurred as it was trying to transition the flight computer from ‘Pre-Flight’ to ‘Flight’ mode. The helicopter is safe and healthy and communicated its full telemetry set to Earth. The watchdog timer oversees the command sequence and alerts the system to any potential issues. It helps the system stay safe by not proceeding if an issue is observed and worked as planned. Ingenuity team is reviewing telemetry to diagnose and understand the issue. Following that, they will reschedule the full-speed test.
Credit: nasa.gov, NASA/JPL-Caltech, NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU
Source for NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity page: mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/
Source for Ingenuity first fly reschedule: mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/status/291/mars-helicopter-flight-delayed-to-no-earlier-than-april-14/
#mars #helicopter #perseverance

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  • I have a strong big Drone myself similar to that one. I get suspicious now. For many reasons. What NASA claims that very light wind on Mars can cause alot of dust. Now that drones propellers can cause some serious dust and yet I don't se ANY dust blowing from underneath even though there's dust beneath. My Drone in clean wet garden Sweden makes alot of things to fly... Even heavy, leaves, papers even plastic fork. Wtf is this now? Another fucking fake landing? Fuck this

  • ALLAH AŞKINA YA DOSTLAR; şü bütün Gezegenlerin döndüğü resmi getirin aklınıza; tüm gezegenler, güneş etrafında turlarken aralarındaki mesafeler milyon yıl olur.. yahu mars 3 yılda bir 1 milyon 200 bin km kadar yakınımıza geliyor.. yani yaklaşık 19 ay sonra.... siz şimdi neden 5 milyon km kadar uzakta iken YALANDAN MARSA GİTTİK DİYORSUNUZ.. EVET gitmediğinizi biliyoruz da.. yalanı usturuplu atın bari....

  • probably someone can tap it 3 times ???like i do on my monitor .

  • So real that it looks fake...

  • Trop de traces aux sol, trop de mouvement pour rien, juste pour filmer un petit robot au sol! Trop de dépense d'énergie pour autre chose qu'une mission sur MARS, ce scénario devient ridicule! Stéph Too many tracks on the ground, too much movement for nothing, just to film a little robot on the ground! Too much energy expenditure for something else than a mission on MARS, this scenario becomes ridiculous! Stéph..

  • You would have thought they would have tested it on here on Earth first.

  • We are all cheering you on little chopper. God speed to all the technicians.

  • Has Mars so slim landscape?

  • It will depend on where the settlements will be located. There are over 16 objects on mars, including the rusian crashes. But imagine 16 cars on an empty earth and you have to go and get them all..... it is true that all locations are known. But Mars is still quite big.

  • I wonder if the lack of air pressure and near vacuum on mars has something to do with rotors not working to make it achieve takeoff.

    • @top banana HES DEAD, JIM

    • they already knew that. but the dust build up on the solar panels does not look good and 1 or 2 panels are complete covered

    • IT FAILED. SIMPLE AS THAT!!!

  • VERY DISAPPOINTED ! Now I understand why NASA was beat by Space X , With BILLIONS in overruns and Years over spent , we would have done just as good with a two hundred dollar helicopter and a Roll of Duck Tape , or maybe a weather balloon and a Sony Camera 🍀

  • Interesting that no dust from the ground will be pushed away. Every single small drone with a lot less power than this NASA prototype produces a lot of dust when start on sandy ground.

  • So looking at this info. makes me wonder what kind of technology is used beating the 1972 world record? The atmosphere of Mars is much thinner than Earth's. The average surface pressure is only about 610 pascals (0.088 psi) which is less than 1% of the Earth's value. The currently thin Martian atmosphere prohibits the existence of liquid water at the surface of Mars, The highest atmospheric density on Mars is equal to the density found 35 km (22 mi) above the Earth's surface. The atmosphere of Mars has been losing mass to space throughout history, and the leakage of gases still continues today. A helicopter flies as long as the blades produce lift. Now, the lift is proportional to the density at a particular altitude. However, as altitude increases, the density goes down. Usually, the helicopter compensates for this by increasing the lift coefficient by increasing the blade pitch (as the blade rotational speed, and hence V is constant). However, at a certain altitude, the maximum lift coefficient of the blades is reached and no further increase in lift is possible. Hence, the helicopter cannot fly beyond this altitude,12-15,000ft (3.6 - 4.5 km). This is the absolute ceiling of the helicopter. The world altitude record for a helicopter is 40,814ft (12.4 km), some 11,000 feet (3.3 km) higher then Everest, set in 1972 Reference: Wikipedia

  • check list item 2^22 are the helicopter blades set with the right way ?.

  • Well time to start banning stuff up there rocks grass ect

  • It will not get off the ground

  • TIMEX!

  • NeverReady Bunny to the rescue! J.C.

  • Time to find that lost Russian Lander from: The Red Planet! 1999 J.C.

  • Please wait for the latest update. Sorry, no WiFi connection. Please dock your copter to the nearest outlet to update security files. To activate, please enter your 99 digit password....

  • Should have used Duracell. They keep going and goi.... Boom boom boom

  • What subcontractor built the chopper?

  • How is the drone powered? It appears to have only a tiny battery, which will suffer from degradation from the cold, and I see no solar cells. Can Perseverence somehow link to it for recharging? If not, it's one and only flight will have been shortened by this test failure.

  • NASA went with the $200 Million Dollar model. Now they wish they picked the $400 Million Dollar model. You get what you pay for. Cheap is cheap. Better yet, there is a $2,500 High End Model available on amazon!!

  • American ingenuity, use a bigger hammer. Don't worry somebody will be going out to mohovy desert to fix it.

  • Seriously? :) Maybe the dust (Dust storms) in Mars affected the propellers/motors after sitting on Mars for several days! The whole world was waiting for several days! Here was the Plan: Day one : Set up ones of the Drone's Leg Day two: Set up the Second Leg Day 3 : Set up Third Leg Day 4: Set up Fourth Leg Day 5 : Test Camera Day 6 : pan camera to the right Day 7 Pan camera to the left Day 8: Tilt Camera UP Day 9: Tilt Camera Down At this rate when will we be sending Humans to Mars?

  • I'm still waiting on the first flight its the 14th now and still waiting smh 🤦🏾‍♂️

    • @Thomas Vavrusco THE WHOLE MISSION FAILED!!!

    • @Thomas Vavrusco ALL HOPE IS LOST!!! $4 BILLION ON A FAILED MISSION!! THAT IS $15 DOLLARS FOR EVERY PERSON IN THE US!!

    • @Thomas Vavrusco ***YOU GOT IT!!! GREAT JOB!! NASA SCIENTESTS WILL GET ****STUPID DRUNK**** AT A NEARBY BAR!!

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    • @Thomas Vavrusco **THE NASA SCIENTEST NEED TO MAN UP AND ADMIT FAILURE**

  • NASA: You had one job... Ingenuity: Task failed successfully.

  • Whack it with a digital hammer!

  • Needs a Wind*ows update, but when that is done, the battery is low!

  • BUFFONI 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • You sign up for the extended warrantee?

  • Yikes, I hope it is just a programming glitch. Regarding the helicopter's Li battery pack, I don't know how JPL calculated the re-charge rate considering the low temperature and 56% diminished sunlight on the Mars surface. So the big question is if the battery pack receives a full charge to enable the planned flight.

  • nice paper weight or even a good door stop.

  • there's nothing there.. the planet is dead..

  • Lots of rocks. Lots of broken rocks. What broke all of those rocks?

  • 0 dust 0 lift 0 atmosphere..... (Nearly)

  • Cant go to MARS and never will...just like we never went to the MOON and never will.....just a satanic lie folks to remove you from GOD

  • BWAAHAHAHAAA, omg i hate i am right so often lol.

  • They should have just sent a mavic mini!

  • Never Kick a POP= pacific ocean perch, spines., and never as water, use the snow shovel., scientificly speaking and it probly wont help and sometimes you never know., ya know., i figguered it would have flew by now. nope, well getter.

  • NASA didn't purchase the additional vehicle warranty they have been getting calls about...

  • Mission-Transformerss no-non Drivril-Transmissionss Saddoggoddessesski-009 nonon Maddoggoddessessky-13 No-comment When-the-SKY..rain-oil Gooodgodss Piggoddessessirensky-009 Badgodss Piggoddessessphinxsky-13

  • Must be built by Boeing or Elon Musk. 😆

  • The first thing NASA should have done is send GPS satellites to Mars.

  • they should have put sensors in the legs to tell them how much lift is being generated by the weight reduction and that way if it fails, they would still be able to determine the thrust created and therefore how much thrust is required for future missions. had they done that (and they may have) they would be able to tell from current data if it will indeed fly successfully or not.

    • @Thomas Vavrusco fingers crossed everything goes as planned after they figure it out :) I did not know any of that thank you for updating me :)

  • 😭😭😭😭😭😎🙏👍

  • Greenland испытания для кино для лок

  • how much dus this aluminium thing cost?

    • Probably only $1oo. And they pocket the rest. Like gov. Payed $400. For toilet seats. Or $200. For a wrench.

  • well, don`t try nothing today please

  • Absolutely amazing.

    • HOW SO?THIS WAS AN **UTTER FAILURE**

  • Im no expert, but I am pretty sure a helicopter relies on atmosphere to lift....Mars has little to no atmosphere..so how is the thing going to fly?

    • @James Berglund I thought your explanation, and analogy, were excellent. Sadly, it would seem, some viewers are not really interested in facts.

    • @Bonnie Underwood you demean us both and anyone reading by even suggesting that what I'm doing is mansplaining. This whole thread is one thoughtless disaster after another. Sad, sad day.

    • @James Berglund stop mansplaing...Ill check back tomorrow

    • @Bonnie Underwood The money analogy was that "a little bit of a lot of something can still be a lot" - in reference to air density differences between Earth and Mars as it pertains to aerodynamics. I suppose I could have made that simpler, but I assumed someone commenting on a video about literal rocket science and interplanetary aerodynamics may have been able to keep up. Next time I need to explain something to you I'll go buy some crayons and draw a pretty picture with stick figures and sparkles, yeesh.

    • @James Berglund in deed...if you wish to use analogy, it should be one that fits..Up shot is , if it flies tomorrow, I offer you my congrats...if it doesn't fly tomorrow...well....have a lovely evening

  • I just can't believe that they have sent the bird to mars without fully debugging the flight program ...

  • Is this an actual video of the helicopter spinning its blades on Mars?!?

  • Maybe I'm missing something here but mars atmosphere is about 100x less dense than earths. And on Earth a ceiling height for helicopters is about ~11k feet, or at about 60% of atmospheric density at ground level. So for this little thing to get its ass off the ground it would need at least 59% of earths atmosphere density just to move it a single inch. So maybe that's it... "Houston, we have a problem. No air up here to fly in". Just sayin... I really don't get this.

    • @SDR700 You're sort of on the right track wondering about maximum altitudes for helicopters on Earth, but ultimately missing some key elements in your assumption. Firstly, the 11k feet maximum altitude for helicopters on Earth is incorrect (not sure where you got that number from) - some helicopters, like the UH-60 Blackhawk, have service ceilings of 19k feet, and the altitude record for any helicopter ever was over 40k feet in an Aerospatiale SA 315B Lama. So then, you might say, "But there's still a lot more air at 40k feet on Earth than on Mars, so my point still stands, so what gives?" Well, the short answer is that aircraft are designed to operate under specific conditions. An aircraft that's suited to fly close to sea level air density on Earth (i.e., most Earth aircraft, as that's where they usually start off) will not be able to generate enough lift at high altitude, and an aircraft that's suited to fly at high altitude on Earth would tear itself apart trying to fly at sea level (too much lift will tear an airfoil apart - this is partly why aircraft have maximum air speeds for certain altitudes - this is also why aircraft are not designed for high altitude flight, because they have to take off near sea level first - it's a tricky balance). You're also looking at the Ingenuity drone as if it were just a scaled-down version of an Earth helicopter, which it certainly is not. Compare the propeller-size to body-size of Ingenuity to any Earth helicopter - they are not nearly the same. For the drone's size and weight this would be like taking the blades off a Blackhawk and replacing them with two pairs of massive wind turbine blades spinning at 2500 RPM. Obviously, on Earth that wouldn't just look ridiculous, but at that speed would generate so much lift it'd destroy the turbine blades and the helicopter itself, if you could even get the blades up to that speed in the first place before they implode. But, in the ultra-thin atmosphere of Mars, it's not so ridiculous - you need that goofy-looking over-engineered situation to generate lift in that 1%-as-dense-as-Earth atmosphere. In fact if you took the Ingenuity drone and set it on the ground on Earth in our atmosphere and tried to spin it up to full speed (2500 RPM) it would destroy itself, which is why they had to make a test chamber specifically set to Martian atmospheric conditions to even test it in the first place.

    • @SDR700 i think it was Lockheed and not the esa IIRC

    • @Mudkip909 I remember once way back when NASA was working with ESA on putting a probe on Mars. Turned out one group (ESA) was using metric and one group (NASA) was using imperial. That made the merged trajectory math junk and so the thing made a new crater on Mars. Therefore, are these agencies (still) that F'd up, or is something else going on here....???

    • They got it working in a chamber the same air pressure and composition

  • Use a balloon

    • Remote blimp. That is a better idea. Until you remember the bad winds and storms up there. No way to control it

    • @Mudkip909 it does look cool

    • Helicopter is cooler

  • I've seen places like this in Arizona - why don't we send a mission to Arizona and see if there is life there? It'd be cheaper - and more likely to find life or illegal aliens at least.

    • There’s sneks there to boop probably

  • Guard dogs are treated better than children at the US border with Mexico - and NASA is boring us to death - where are the priorities with this Lieocracy?

  • This is so boring - and expensive - we got problems here on Earth - and this boring-ass crap is all they got? Oh well, the good news is - if this NASA crap is helping the Lieocracy to spend itself into oblivion - then perhaps we are one small step closer to FREEDOM.

    • @James Dickens OKAY **JAMIE!!**

    • @James Dickens Agreed. NASA haters ARE boring crap!

    • @Mudkip909 YEP - and they still get the weather wrong - just last week - they said we would have rain for 4 days - didn't rain but one day - they told us possible flash flooding - I could have spit more. YEP - a lot of money wasted at NASA - the military - government in general - maybe those tax whores will spend this Lieocracy into oblivion - and we will finally be a FREE people. Sure it is important to know that Mars has dust devils and ice and is as boring a place as I have ever seen - but the government is going to shove a gun in my face and make me pay for all this stupidity. While they Wee Wee on the People - of whom many are going hungry and can not find jobs and more and more becoming homeless. YEP - we sure do need to chunk out as much money as possible on the RED planet - maybe they'll discover a Labor Camp up there - or something useful like that.

    • They’re helping here on earth too. For example, weather satellites

  • 👍

  • HG wells and ray bradbury are danceing! This is wonderful!

  • What if there are small Martian bugs , like small ants and they come out at night and mess with stuff for kicks.?

  • Hey if NASA needs help I can drive down and help you. It looks like you are just south of Phoenix.

  • As MR TRUMP says..... NEVER QUIT NEVER CONCEDE NEVER BOW DOWN. NEVER..........

  • The motor is burnt out

  • I keep asking -- are these colors accurate? Where's the red hue of Mars?

    • It looks pretty red to me (from a geologist's perspective, that's all pretty red, meaning iron oxide dirt red). What sort of red are you thinking it would look like?

  • Bullsheet....not enough atmosphere..

    • You do realize the information you're referring to regarding the density of Mars' atmosphere is only known to us thanks to the same groups of scientists who designed the drone, right? What sort of delusion do you live in where you think you're catching them in something they're seemingly unaware of by conjuring that same information they are clearly (if not expertly) aware of back at them? It's baffling.

    • There’s enough. Just not enough for your average drone or attack helicopter

  • Time to send in the geek squad.

  • get elon there to fix that, there are so many SPAC unicorns waiting for SpaceX to escape earth to the Mars HVAC colony, ruled by teslanite king elon, but china will watch boca chica colony, if this is an escape plan, we will crack down ... the usa must pay 10 trillion debt, or china take usa land, and give factory jobs (22 hours a day for 1 dollar, like elonboy hero)

  • Better now , then at altitude. Once they get it sorted out, I hope they do a slow spin with shut down test. Then a slow spin with a slight touch of cyclic, to confirm, in puts out puts and the results. You should have built it with a self righting balance. Flying is the easy part if lift is achieved. May your gyro pixey amps follow their intended paths.

  • Hello. This is Amy from Dealer Services. We've been trying to reach you about your rotorcraft warranty...

  • This is what 90 million dollars buys you.

  • This video failed too. It didn't show me what I wanted it to.

  • I'm calling it. Martian nazi zombies messed with it.

  • Skip this made in China stuff..

  • What happen to the sound? Did the mike stop working too?

  • It's fun to have the date on the video but I'd like to have the temperature much more...

  • Either hardware failure, bad software design/unexpected corner case encountered, or bad assumption(s). I hope they tested the chopper with a lot of dust... just looking at the photos.

  • I hope it flies to Cydonia so we can see the ruins of Mars' ancient civilization and pyramid that was apparently destroyed by a nuclear blast. Read the Cydonian Hypothesis by John Brandenburg.

  • bassically its downloading windows updates.

  • Nice blue sky.

  • What is a "watchdog timer?" @1:22

  • mars is so empty, why go to dead planet :(

  • Is it just me or do I have to remind myself that this is on another planet millions of miles away while I'm watching this. Crazy

  • Can someone explain the idea behind the watch dog timer?

  • Reset the modem!

  • What's the music called in the background

  • looks like the martians had a serious world war if that's all that is left!

  • good luck!

  • НЕ ПОЛЕТЕЛ, ЗНАЧИТ !!!! МДА-А-А !!!!!

  • should have sent the 99 dollar version it would be flying by now

  • Just send me there I'll fix it

  • I'm hoping they'll release the footage of the eventual flight in 3D, given they've got two cameras watching.

  • What a waste! Mars lost its magnetic field and won’t ever be able to hold life like earth. What’s the point?

    • They’re tryna find past life

    • The point is something you've missed entirely.

  • Well that was 3 minutes 24 seconds of my life i will never get back

  • I seem to recall an Apollo mission that had major problems. NASA overcame then and it will again.

  • Try running into the wind, holding the kite string up high behind you.

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  • Reboot😁

  • Dr Fauci and CDC say astronauts to mars will have to wear face diapers/masks due to COVID.