NASA has an in-depth knowledge of operating wheeled Rover on Mars, but it hasn’t experienced something like flying a Helicopter on the Red Plant before. The Ingenuity rotorcraft will get a chance to make history this month. Alongside, the Perseverance Rover is all set to drop it off on the ground. The mission to launch its first Helicopter on Mars is edging closer towards accomplishment.
Ingenuity was perched under the threads of the Perseverance rover, and the process of deploying it nearly took a week. The rover’s camera beholds our sights to one of the most propelling initiatives being performed by NASA. The latest image of the Ingenuity standalone indicates how small it is against the wide landscape.
It’s ravishing to carter the chopper’s progress. On March 31, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab shared glimpses at Ingenuity with all four legs reaching out. NASA’s Perseverance Rover visuals have been ecstatic in a way that it exhibits the vast stars and constellations present on the Red Planet.
“We’re in the home stretch. The Mars helicopter has lowered all four legs and is in position to touch down on the Martian surface,” JPL tweeted. “Once it’s fully ready, NASA Perseverance will release it gently to the surface.”The solar-powered Ingenuity rotorcraft is a high-risk, high-reward technology demonstration. The launch could mark history as it would be the first powered, controlled flight being experimented on another planet.