Newly released images from flight 13 of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The aerial device acquired these images using its high-resolution color camera. This camera is mounted in the helicopter’s fuselage and pointed approximately 22 degree below the horizon. These photos were acquired on September 5, 2021, Sol 193 of the Perseverance rover mission.

For flight 13, the rotorcraft flew at an altitude of 26 feet (8 meters). Ingenuity traveled at 7.3 mph (3.3 m/s) taking images pointing southwest of the South Seítah region. This aerial scouting continues to aid in planning future moves of NASA’s Perseverance rover.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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