This type of reconnaissance will prove useful to human missions, by scoping out the best paths for them and reaching locations that aren't accessible.
A glitch associated with its "watchdog timer," which alerts it to potential problems, pauses its processes if it thinks it has detected an error.
The Mars Helicopter Ingenuity’s main aim is to test powered flight on another planet.
The helicopter on this third flight covered 50 meters of distance, reaching the speed of two meters per second.
This flight lasted 51.9 seconds with the helicopter climbing five meters and also moved sideways.
Ingenuity doesn’t have the rear rotor blades and commands cannot be given in real-time.
Balaram had said if the Mars helicopter was successful, it would open up a whole new dimension of exploring Mars.
Perseverance rover sent a video showing the chopper hovering three meters for 10 seconds, then touching back down.
The Ingenuity helicopter is only 1.8 kg in weight can be seen at a distance of four metres from the rover in the selfie
A successful take-off and hover attempt on its first flight will accomplish 90 percent of the project's key goals, a mission expert said.
Perseverance's first big job will reportedly be to find an airfield where the Ingenuity helicopter can take off.
Curiosity drilled a sample of the rock, nicknamed ‘Nontron’ after the Earth village near which Mont Mercou is located in France.
In snippets of sound after the landing, the mechanical hum of the rover's systems and gusts of wind are audible.
Vaneeza Rupani came up with the name ‘Ingenuity’ during NASA’s ‘Name the Rover’ essay contest.