As NASA prepares to explore Venus, they have successfully tested Aerobot. robotic balloon.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has expanded its preparations, aiming to one day explore the surface of Venus.

Part of this plan includes the development and testing of the Robotic Balloon, completed in Nevada's Black Rock desert, allowing the agency to demonstrate altitude control, especially if it's heading to space pure.

Hot Air Balloon "Aerobot"

A prototype robotic balloon, also known as an aerobot, could one day "fly into the skies of Venus". After it completed 2 test flights in Nevada without any problems.

The high pressure and temperature conditions, and the gases on the surface of Venus, make it difficult to prepare any incoming objects. It is also a hindrance for spacecraft that are aspiring to Venus.

However, robotic exploration seems to be an option that could be effective in exploring the planet. A few miles above Venus, there is an area that could allow an unmanned aircraft to move and operate safely.

Successful Test:

The concept that NASA came up with included "a hot air balloon with a Venus orbiter, both working together to study Earth's sister planet. While the orbiter remains above the atmosphere, making scientific measurements and acting as a communications relay, an airborne robotic balloon, or airship, diameter about 12 meters will fly into it.”

To test this concept, a team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Near Space Corporation, performed two successful flights of the balloon prototype. However, in this test flight, it was only 1/3 the size of the actual balloon needed to explore Venus.

The silver ball was able to fly 1km across Nevada's Black Rock Desert to a location in Earth's atmosphere similar to the temperature and density that the aerobot would experience about 55km at JPL engineers say, JPL engineers say. Venus.

This achievement of NASA shows that spacecraft can reach a part of Venus. The Aerobot could hover over Venus for weeks or even months, which would give researchers enough time to monitor the region's atmosphere.


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