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Nasa has announced that the first scheduled flight of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars will take place no earlier than April 11.(Twitter / @NASAJPL)

Nasa’s Ingenuity helicopter drops from Perseverance ahead of flight on Mars

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 03:44 PM IST
  • Nasa JPL tweeted the photograph of Ingenuity after it was dropped from the rover's belly that ended its journey of almost 471 million kilometres with Perseverance.
An artist's concept of Nasa's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying through the Red Planet's skies.(NASA/JPL-Caltech)
An artist's concept of Nasa's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying through the Red Planet's skies.(NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Nasa’s Ingenuity needs to overcome these challenges before first flight on Mars

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 06:20 PM IST
  • Nasa’s JPL had earlier announced that the first flight of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars will take place no earlier than April 11.
Color-calibrated image from a Navigation Camera aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover shows tracks from its first drive(NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Color-calibrated image from a Navigation Camera aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover shows tracks from its first drive(NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Nasa’s Perseverance records first sound of laser strikes, wind on Mars

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 05:01 PM IST
  • The US space agency said that variations in the zapping sounds of the laser will provide information on the physical structure of the targets.
Wheel tread marks are left in the soil of Jezero Crater on Mars, as NASA's Mars rover Perseverance drives on Martian surface.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout)
Wheel tread marks are left in the soil of Jezero Crater on Mars, as NASA's Mars rover Perseverance drives on Martian surface.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout)

Nasa’s Perseverance rover sends images from its first drive on Mars

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 04:00 PM IST
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration released a new set of images captured by an advanced suite of cameras installed on the vehicle.
A portion of a panorama taken by Navcams aboard Nasa's Perseverance Mars rover shows the Martian landscape.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS)
A portion of a panorama taken by Navcams aboard Nasa's Perseverance Mars rover shows the Martian landscape.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS)

Indian-origin Nasa scientist controlling Perseverance rover from his London flat

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:44 PM IST
  • The mission control is at Nasa’s jet propulsion laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, where the Perseverance rover was built.
NASA photo released on February 24, 2021, shows images from Perseverance rover of its new home in Jezero Crater.(via AFP)
NASA photo released on February 24, 2021, shows images from Perseverance rover of its new home in Jezero Crater.(via AFP)

Mars facts: What do we know about Red planet? How does it compare with Earth?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:40 PM IST
  • Earlier this month, Nasa safely landed its Perseverance rover in the Jezero Crater, determined as an ancient lakebed that formed billions of years ago.
This wind-carved rock seen in the first 360-degree panorama taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument shows just how much detail is captured by the camera systems.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU / AFP)
This wind-carved rock seen in the first 360-degree panorama taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument shows just how much detail is captured by the camera systems.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU / AFP)

High-definition, zoomable view of Mars captured by Nasa's Perseverance rover

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • The US space agency on Wednesday released the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a dual-camera system equipped with a zoom function.
This illustration made available by NASA depicts the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars after launching from the Perseverance rover.((NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP))
This illustration made available by NASA depicts the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars after launching from the Perseverance rover.((NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP))

Nasa’s Ingenuity reports from Mars: 5 things to know about engineering marvel

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:03 PM IST
The mission controllers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California received the first status report from Nasa's Ingenuity helicopter.
Members of NASA’s Perseverance rover team react in mission control after receiving confirmation the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars.(via REUTERS)
Members of NASA’s Perseverance rover team react in mission control after receiving confirmation the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars.(via REUTERS)

Explained: What are Nasa’s big plans for Perseverance rover on Mars

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:53 PM IST
The successful landing is only the beginning of the first leg of a relay race as Nasa has big plans chalked out for Perseverance and future Mars mission.
Nasa has chosen Jezero Crater, a geologically rich terrain, as the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission.(Twitter / @NASA)
Nasa has chosen Jezero Crater, a geologically rich terrain, as the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission.(Twitter / @NASA)

Jezero Crater: Why Nasa chose it as landing site for Perseverance rover

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 10:58 PM IST
The Perseverance rover will attempt to touch down in the most challenging terrain on Mars ever targeted by the US space agency.
This illustration provided by NASA shows the Perseverance rover landing on Mars.(AP)
This illustration provided by NASA shows the Perseverance rover landing on Mars.(AP)

‘Seven minutes of terror’: Nasa Perseverance rover’s landing on Mars explained

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 06:35 PM IST
The Perseverance rover, built at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on July 30, 2020.
A view of the planet Mars is captured by China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe from a distance of 2.2 million kilometres.(AP)
A view of the planet Mars is captured by China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe from a distance of 2.2 million kilometres.(AP)

Chinese spacecraft Tianwen-1 enters Mars' orbit, joining UAE's Hope probe

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 08:24 PM IST
The arrival of Tianwen-1 after a journey of seven months and nearly 475 million kilometres is part of an unusual burst of activity at Mars.
The first Arab interplanetary mission is expected to reach Mars' orbit on February 9, 2021, in what is considered the most critical part of the journey.(AFP)
The first Arab interplanetary mission is expected to reach Mars' orbit on February 9, 2021, in what is considered the most critical part of the journey.(AFP)

UAE’s Hope to enter most critical phase of Mars mission: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 04:50 PM IST
The UAE, China, and the United States launched their Mars probe in July 2020 but Hope will be the first of the trio to enter the orbit of the Red planet.
The first Arab interplanetary mission is expected to reach Mars' orbit on February 9, 2021.(AFP)
The first Arab interplanetary mission is expected to reach Mars' orbit on February 9, 2021.(AFP)

UAE's 'Hope' probe to be first in trio of Mars missions

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 05:21 PM IST
The United Arab Emirates, China and the United States all launched projects to Mars last July, taking advantage of a period when the Earth and Mars are nearest.
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flies over Mars in an undated illustration provided by Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.(via REUTERS)
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flies over Mars in an undated illustration provided by Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.(via REUTERS)

Glaciers could have sculpted Mars valleys: Study

Paris | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2020 11:06 PM IST
The study in Nature Geoscience, which comes amid a flurry of new Mars missions trying to discover if the now-barren planet ever hosted life, casts doubt on a dominant theory that the planet once had a warm, wet climate with abundant liquid water that sculpted the landscape.
The UAE, an oil-exporting nation, first announced plans for the mission in 2014 as part of efforts to diversify away from hydrocarbons and develop a knowledge economy, aiming to reach the planet by 2021.(AP File)
The UAE, an oil-exporting nation, first announced plans for the mission in 2014 as part of efforts to diversify away from hydrocarbons and develop a knowledge economy, aiming to reach the planet by 2021.(AP File)

UAE postpones Mars mission due to weather at Japan launch site

Dubai | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 02:01 PM IST
There are currently eight active missions exploring Mars; some orbit the planet and some land on its surface. China and the United States will send another two this year.
The H-IIA (F42) launch vehicle that will carry UAE’s Mars Mission Hope to the orbit from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan is being prepared for the July 15 launch.(Photo Credit: Dubai Media Office / Twitter)
The H-IIA (F42) launch vehicle that will carry UAE’s Mars Mission Hope to the orbit from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan is being prepared for the July 15 launch.(Photo Credit: Dubai Media Office / Twitter)

UAE’s Mars Mission ‘Hope’ on verge of creating history with July 15 launch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 04:20 PM IST
The Emirates Mars Mission, UAE’s Hope Probe to the Red Planet is scheduled to be launched from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre on July 15 at 00:51:27 UAE time.
(FILES) This handout file illustration obtained on March 5, 2020 courtesy of NASA shows the Mars rover Perseverance. The US Mars 2020, has a planned launch date of July 30.(AFP Photo / NASA)
(FILES) This handout file illustration obtained on March 5, 2020 courtesy of NASA shows the Mars rover Perseverance. The US Mars 2020, has a planned launch date of July 30.(AFP Photo / NASA)

Mars missions of UAE, China and US set to take off in July

Paris | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:55 PM IST
As with the moon missions, different countries have invested heavily -- in reputation and cash -- on Mars exploration, with each looking to find their specific niche.
A lander for China's Mars mission is seen after a hovering-and-obstacle avoidance test at a test facility in Huailai, Hebei province, China.(Reuters Photo)
A lander for China's Mars mission is seen after a hovering-and-obstacle avoidance test at a test facility in Huailai, Hebei province, China.(Reuters Photo)

China completes crucial landing test for first Mars mission in 2020

Huailai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 03:27 PM IST
The Mars lander underwent a hovering-and-obstacle avoidance test at a sprawling site in Huailai, northwest of Beijing. The site was littered with small mounds of rocks to simulate the uneven terrain on Mars which the lander would have to navigate on its descent to the planet’s surface.
The launch of India’s first Mars mission, Sriharikota, November 5, 2013(PTI)
The launch of India’s first Mars mission, Sriharikota, November 5, 2013(PTI)

It’s about time we say Jai Vigyan, writes Akshay Kumar

By Akshay Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 08:08 PM IST
Indian cinema has rarely explored the genre, for the fear of it being too complicated for the masses
To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job.(REUTERS)
To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job.(REUTERS)

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars mission in 2020

Islande | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:31 AM IST
With its black basalt sand, wind-swept dunes and craggy peaks, the Lambahraun lava field at the foot of Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Langjokull, was chosen as a stand-in for the Red Planet’s surface.
Image provided by NASA shows the planet Mars.(AP File Photo)
Image provided by NASA shows the planet Mars.(AP File Photo)

‘Early Mars was a watery world’: First evidence of ancient groundwater system found on Red Planet

Geneva | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 01:15 PM IST
A new study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, reveals the extent of underground water on ancient Mars that was previously only predicted by models.
Vidya Balan earned a lot of praise last year for her performance in Tumhari Sulu.
Vidya Balan earned a lot of praise last year for her performance in Tumhari Sulu.

Vidya Balan on being fat-shamed: I have had hormonal problems all my life, may be due to judgement I have about my body

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 07:11 PM IST
Vidya Balan has said that she has been fat-shamed by people and it is something that doesn’t leave you for a long time.
(PTI)
(PTI)

Our will to go beyond average makes us excel: ISRO scientist

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2019 10:54 AM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch another Mars Mission by 2022 and put a rover on the moon’s surface through its Chandrayaan-2 Mission, scheduled to kick off later this year
The rocket launched on Friday carried the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.(Picture courtesy: Nasa/Twitter)
The rocket launched on Friday carried the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.(Picture courtesy: Nasa/Twitter)

Nasa launches rocket to test supersonic parachute for landing rover on Mars

Washington | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 12:55 PM IST
The payload descended by parachute and splashed-down in the Atlantic Ocean 28 miles from Wallops Island, Nasa said.
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas-V rocket with the NASA InSight spacecraft onboard seen shortly after the mobile service tower was rolled back.((NASA/Bill Ingalls))
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas-V rocket with the NASA InSight spacecraft onboard seen shortly after the mobile service tower was rolled back.((NASA/Bill Ingalls))

NASA Mars InSight lander launch: The spacecraft starts its 6-month journey

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 06:42 PM IST
NASA’s Mars InSight lander spacecraft had a perfect, on-time lift-off from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Station on Saturday. About 90 minutes after its launch, InSight separated from the Centaur and started its 6-month journey to Mars on its own: The interplanetary spacecraft will land on Mars’ surface on November 26.
This handout illustration obtained April 27, 2018 courtesy of NASA shows NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) to be used on NASA's next mission to Mars scheduled to launch Saturday, May 5, 2018, a first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars.(AFP Photo)
This handout illustration obtained April 27, 2018 courtesy of NASA shows NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) to be used on NASA's next mission to Mars scheduled to launch Saturday, May 5, 2018, a first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars.(AFP Photo)

Crack in heat shield won’t delay Mars 2020 mission: NASA

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 08:39 PM IST
A post-test inspection of the composite structure for a heat shield to be used on the Mars 2020 mission revealed that a fracture occurred during structural testing.
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