NASA announced the extension of the mission of the Ingenuity helicopter, which has been traveling for days to collect data on the surface of the Red Planet Mars. Ingenuity, in the skies of the planet will fly 30 days more than planned. This way, the series of captive roads in the helicopter’s exploration area will be thoroughly tested. During the Tesdollarser, Ingenuity will also identify areas that can be examined in more detail in the future.
The Ingenuity helicopter, which landed on Mars with the Perseverance vehicle in February, was going to make a 30-day test trip on the planet according to the initial plan. In this way, it was possible to fly a vehicle on another planet and its problems would be determined. It was thought that the helicopter might have problems in flight due to the thinness of the Martian atmosphere, but the test flights were very successful. With the task decided to be extended everything the helicopter can and cannot do will be observed.
Time for the helicopter to show me
From NASA Planetary Science Division Lori Glaze said it was time to sell the Ingenuity mission to a new level after the data of the Perseverance tool was evaluated. As Ingenuity enters a new operational test phase, the team managing the helicopter said it was an extremely mudollar and proud development. Ingenuity project manager MiMi Aung stated in his statement that Ingenuity has moved from the test demo phase to a new demo phase where it can show the exploratory paths.
After 30 additional days, both vehicles will go their own way.
Ingenuity hasn’t gone too far from the Perseverance vehicle with which it came to the planet during its flights so far. Perseverance has taken a few footage of the land he has been on so far, but the actual mission he will be on his own has not yet begun. After successfully completing 3 test flights, after completing an additional 30 days helicopter and land vehicle routes will be separated.