June ninth, 2021
Ingenuity has efficiently accomplished its seventh flight across the surface of Mars.
Recent off of a latest in-flight anomaly, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter lifted off of the Martian floor round midday native time on sol 107 (June 8, 2021) of the Perseverance rover mission. It then flew some 350 ft (about 106 meters) south of its liftoff spot earlier than coming to relaxation at its new base of operations. The entire flight time was 62.Eight seconds.
In keeping with NASA, this was the second time the helicopter landed at an airfield it did not survey from the air during a previous flight. For flight seven, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory took benefit of images collected from the HiRISE digicam aboard the area company’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA mentioned the place the place Ingenuity landed after its seventh flight gave the impression to be a flat and welcoming space for the helicopter to name residence till the subsequent flight.
This marks the second flight inside Ingenuity’s new “operations demonstration” section. It’s hoped that these flights will show helpful for the event of future Martian plane.
Having a life-long curiosity in crewed area flight, Desforges’ ardour materialized on a household trip in 1999 when he was ready see the launch of Area Shuttle Discovery on STS-96. Since then, Desforges has been an fanatic of area exploration efforts. He lived in Orlando, Florida for a 12 months, throughout which period he had the chance to witness the flights of the historic CRS-Four and EFT-1 missions in particular person at Cape Canaveral. He earned his Personal Pilot Certificates in 2017, holds a level in Aviation Administration, and presently works as an Operations Analyst within the aviation trade in Georgia.