Jun 23, 2020

Testing the Mars Helicopter Delivery System on NASA’s Perseverance Rover

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is traveling to Mars attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover and must safely detach to begin the first attempt at powered flight on another planet. Tests done at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Space show the sequence of events that will bring the helicopter down to the Martian surface.

For more about the Mars helicopter, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/

Credit: nasa/jpl-caltech and lockheed martin space.

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