NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter completes seventh profitable flight on Mars

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars (Picture: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

New Delhi : NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter efficiently accomplished its seventh profitable flight on the Crimson planet, the house company’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) introduced.

On Could 27, the sooner flight of the helicopter, it relocated its precise place on Mars for the primary time. It climbed to a document altitude of 10 meters (33 toes), took photographs of the world in shade after which landed.

“From a helicopter crew member: ‘No anomalies in flight 7, Ingenuity is wholesome!’ NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which manages Ingenuity’s mission, wrote by way of Twitter on Tuesday night

Ingenuity lifted off round 12:34 native imply photo voltaic time on Tuesday, which corresponds to 11:54 a.m. EDT (1554 GMT). As deliberate, the chopper then traveled 348 toes (106 meters) south from its earlier location on the ground of Mars’ Jezero Crater, staying aloft for practically 63 seconds, JPL officers wrote in one other tweet.

“One other profitable flight … #MarsHelicopter accomplished its seventh flight and second inside its operations demo section. It flew for 62.8 seconds and traveled Rs106 meters south to a brand new touchdown spot. Ingenuity additionally took this black-and-white navigation picture throughout flight,” the JPL tweeted late on Tuesday.

Hooked up to the stomach of NASA’s Perseverance rover, Ingenuity arrived at Mars’ Jezero Crater on February 18.