And we have rotation…Sol 47 raw images shows Mars Helicopter Ingenuity just flexed its rotor. Since dropped from Mars Perseverance Rover’s belly last Sol 43, our little flyer is now autonomous and performing its pre-flight or commissioning sequence. Expected first flight on April 11, 2021, Ingenuity have unlocked its contra-rotating rotors. See below image loops demonstrating the unlocking.
Catch the rest of the raw images below and indulge your imagination as we are about to experience innovation on demonstration on another planet. You can download the formatted html code of the Sol 47 Raw Images on this link.
Catch these interaction opportunities, milestones, and the main even as Ingenuity takes center stage:
- Thursday, April 8, 1 p.m. EDT: Talk for Students: Experts Discuss NASA’s Mars Helicopter (student resources also available via this link)
- Friday, April 9,1 p.m. EDT: Preflight briefing
- Monday, April 12, 3:30 a.m. EDT: FIRST FLIGHT (Join the JPL team as they watch the flight telemetry and see their reactions)
- Monday, April 12, 11:00 a.m. EDT: Postflight briefing
Share your excitement with #MarsHelicopter. We’ll provide updates if first flight changes. For other events, the updated schedule is always available here: https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/#Watch-Online
Pictures is worth thousand words. So, I’m just sharing all photos as captured by NASA Mars Perseverance Rover currently on the Red planet. Photo, crawled using NASA API. Really helpful delivered to my inbox. With additional steps, reflected the structured table into this post. Here’s how you can go back to the technical on how we crawl these raw images as Percy streams it to NASA lend us with the API
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