NASA postpones Ingenuity’s maiden flight on Mars – SpaceWatch.Global

Perseverance’s . Picture: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Paris, 12 April 2021. – Not but: NASA rescheduled Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s maiden flight to “no sooner than April 14”, the company mentioned.

Primarily based on information from the Ingenuity Mars helicopter that arrived Friday from a high-speed spin take a look at of the rotors, NASA has to reschedule the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first experimental flight, NASA mentioned.

“The helicopter is secure and wholesome and communicated its full telemetry set to Earth”, NASA mentioned.

“The helicopter is reviewing telemetry to diagnose and perceive the difficulty. Following that, they are going to reschedule the full-speed take a look at.”

Ingenuity was carried to the Purple Planet with NASA’s spectacular Perseverance rover mission. Its experimental flight could be the primary time that humankind is flying over one other planet to watch and discover it.

 

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