Monday, July 26, 2021

Ingenuity Helicopter reached 1 mile total distance on Mars successfully completing 10th flight

iGadgetPro on Youtube shows that on July 24, 2021 NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter completed 10th flight on Mars reaching 1 mile distance range flown above surface of Red Planet. Currently Ingenuity located at "Raised Ridges" (RR) area, named for the geographic features that start approximately 164 feet (50 meters) south-by-southwest of Helicopter’s previous location. Flight 10 is most complex flight to date, with 10 distinct waypoints and a nominal altitude of 40 feet (12 meters). There is full ground track and waypoints for Ingenuity’s tenth flight. Ingenuity has come a long way from its original airfield, "Wright Brothers Field," which is 0.64 miles (1.04 kilometers) to the northeast of our current location. We got here during Flight 9, an endeavor that had our helicopter breaking several of our own records as we relocated to the far side of the "Séítah" geologic unit. Covering 2,051 feet (625 meters). Mars Helicopter has survived 107 sols (Martian days) since deployment from Perseverance, 76 sols beyond the original technology demonstration mission it was designed for.

Credit:, NASA/JPL-Caltech, NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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