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Perseverance rover captures distinct hum of Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight on Mars
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Perseverance rover captures distinct hum of Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight on Mars

The $85 million tech demo was supposed to end a few days ago, but NASA extended the mission by at least a month to get more flying time.

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to scout ahead and assist Perseverance rover on Mars
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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to scout ahead and assist Perseverance rover on Mars

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.

Technical glitch keeps Ingenuity helicopter grounded on fourth Mars flight attempt
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Technical glitch keeps Ingenuity helicopter grounded on fourth Mars flight attempt

A glitch associated with its "watchdog timer," which alerts it to potential problems, pauses its processes if it thinks it has detected an error.

Ingenuity flies the furthest its ever gone in third successful flight on Mars
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Ingenuity flies the furthest its ever gone in third successful flight on Mars

The helicopter on this third flight covered 50 meters of distance, reaching the speed of two meters per second.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second flight on Mars
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second flight on Mars

This flight lasted 51.9 seconds with the helicopter climbing five meters and also moved sideways.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully takes maiden flight in Jezero Crater on Mars
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully takes maiden flight in Jezero Crater on Mars

Perseverance rover sent a video showing the chopper hovering three meters for 10 seconds, then touching back down.

NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor
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NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor

Flight is a true challenge on Mar because the air is so thin and it has to spin its rotor blades much faster than it does on Earth

NASA hopes that Ingenuity helicopter takes flight on Mars by early April
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NASA hopes that Ingenuity helicopter takes flight on Mars by early April

Ingenuity will be attempting to fly in an atmosphere that is one percent the density of Earth's, which makes achieving lift harder.

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter clears tests, inches closer to historic first flight in April
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter clears tests, inches closer to historic first flight in April

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.

NASA's Perseverance rover nails 21-ft test drive, gets software update for Mars exploration
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NASA's Perseverance rover nails 21-ft test drive, gets software update for Mars exploration

Mission controllers also completed a software update replacing the rover's landing program, with one they will rely on to study the planet.

NASA shares video, audio of Perseverance Mars landing; Ingenuity helicopter reports in
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NASA shares video, audio of Perseverance Mars landing; Ingenuity helicopter reports in

In snippets of sound after the landing, the mechanical hum of the rover's systems and gusts of wind are audible.

NASA could be first space agency to fly a helicopter on another planet as Perseverance gets ready to land
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NASA could be first space agency to fly a helicopter on another planet as Perseverance gets ready to land

NASA describes Ingenuity's mission as a "technology demonstration": a project that seeks to test a new capability together with the astrobiology mission of Perseverance.

NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity aboard the Perseverance rover recharges for the first time in space
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NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity aboard the Perseverance rover recharges for the first time in space

If Ingenuity manages to withstand the harsh environment on Mars, scientists at JPL will give it a 31 Earth day test flight window.

NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars set for launch at 5.25 pm IST today: How to watch it live
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NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars set for launch at 5.25 pm IST today: How to watch it live

The mission is supposed to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

NASA planning to fly  Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars to prove that powered-flight is possible on a planet other than Earth
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NASA planning to fly Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars to prove that powered-flight is possible on a planet other than Earth

Ingenuity's has an antenna, solar panel, landing legs and two rotors which makes deploying it a challenge.

Eyes wide open: NASA equips Perseverance rover with advanced lenses to explore Mars
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Eyes wide open: NASA equips Perseverance rover with advanced lenses to explore Mars

The Mastcam-Z, located on the rover’s head, can zoom into images and will help the mission create 3D imagery more easily.