Image acquired on Sept. 24, 2022 (Sol 567 of the Perseverance rover mission) using its navigation camera mounted in the helicopter’s fuselage and pointed directly downward to track the ground during flight.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter looks to have carried out flight number 33.

According to JPL, the craft was targeted to head West; reach a maximum altitude of 33 feet (10 meters); the expected distance was to be roughly 365 feet (111.238 meters) flying at 10.6 mph (4.75 m/s); and an expected time aloft was slated for 55.61 seconds.

The goal of flight 33 was to reposition the helicopter.


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