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.
Tianwen-1 will use a laser range finder to work out where it is relative to Martian terrain and microwave sensor to determine its speed more accurately.
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.
The actual helicopter floated in the air for less than a minute, but you can see it for as long as you want on the Google version.
This flight lasted 51.9 seconds with the helicopter climbing five meters and also moved sideways.
MOXIE produced five grams of oxygen, equal to 10 minutes of breathable oxygen for astronaut carrying out normal activity.
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.
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
The first flight will see it climbing to a height of three meters, hover there for 30 seconds and then descend.
Ingenuity will take high-resolution photography as it flies up to five times with gradual difficulty over the month.
Scientists think it is composed mainly of iron and nickel and the spacecraft is supposed to launch by August 2022.
Ingenuity will be attempting to fly in an atmosphere that is one percent the density of Earth's, which makes achieving lift harder.
Due to their high altitude, the 'noctilucent' clouds on Mars seen in the video can be lit up by the sun even at night time.
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.
Since the first space missions, it's been clear that exposure to “microgravity” leads to dramatic changes in the human body.