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A month ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ultralight_helicopters

As part of Mars planet exploration, could there be aviation i.e. airplanes, helicopters flights possible on the planet?

Can customised ultralight helicopters be designed, constructed, tested and later deployed on Mars planet for flight run?

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Prashant S Akerkar
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A month ago Edited: A month ago, bio_man
This should interest you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_aircraft

Here's the issue with airplanes, helicopters flying on mars:

Compared to Earth, the air on Mars is much thinner at the surface, with pressure less than 1% of Earth's at sea level, requiring a more efficient method to achieve lift. Offsetting that disadvantage, Mars air, mostly consisting of carbon dioxide (CO 2), is denser per unit of volume than Earth air, and gravity on Mars is less than 40% of Earth's.
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