Mars helicopter soars over rover deathtrap


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Mars helicopter soars over rover deathtrap

Mars helicopter soars over rover deathtrap

The Perseverance rover has been skirting dune-covered terrain that could permanently trap it. The Ingenuity helicopter just showed that it can fly right over it.

Name : Ingenuity
Main Job : A technology demonstration to test the first powered flight on Mars. The helicopter rode to Mars attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover.
Launch : July 30, 2020, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Landed Feb. 18, 2021, Jezero Crater, Mars
Length of Mission : Technology demonstration complete; transitioned to new operations demo phase

 


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