NASA's plan to find out from Mars is reported to be more mature. The latest space operations in the United States are planning to include a helicopter when the trip to the red planet is really complete.
Quote from The VergeOn Tuesday (05/15/2018), NASA will participate in performing a small, autonomous helicopter on flights to Mars scheduled for 2020.
Later this helicopter is flying in NASA's atmosphere, which is 10 times thinner than the Earth.
The helicopter design called Mars Helicopter has been made for four years by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But at that time it could not be decided when the helicopter was to fly.
However, the helicopter does not affect the flight mission to Mars. If this helicopter succeeds, it may be possible to help the mission to Mars because it can record video on-site bird-eye, something that can not be done before.
It is not impossible that this helicopter can be used to explore unreported areas in advance. The plan, the helicopter will be laid down below rover who flew to March
Once on the red planet, the helicopter finds the right place to begin to slide and fly.
But keep in mind, as the distance between Earth and Mars is very far away, the order takes a few minutes to be received by the helicopter.
"The helicopter's idea of helicopters flying on other planets is very interesting. The Marsh Helicopter offers many opportunities for the development of science, discovery and mission in the future," said NASA member Jim Bridenstine.
The task of Mars is for your information planned to be implemented in 2020, just in July. If planned, spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the United States arrives at Mars in February 2021.