According to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which takes care of the mission and was responsible for building the robot, the process involved a fall of about 10 cm from the “belly” of the fixture, Where the helicopter was stored, Until it reaches dry land without damage.
The next challenge involves surviving alone on the planet. A 1.8-kg vehicle with a rechargeable battery is required to use the system for the first time to keep it warm during the cold night of Mars – before that, Shared the energy of the investigation itself. JPL also published a photograph that was taken by Perseverance, which now shows the independent object.
# Marsh Chopper Touchdown Confirmed! It has a journey of 293 million miles (471 million km) @NASAPersevere Today ended with a final drop of 4 inches (10 cm) from the belly of the rover to the surface of Mars. Next milestone? The night survived. https://t.co/TNCdXWcKWE pic.twitter.com/XaBiSNebua
– NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) April 4, 2021
The first Ingenuity flight through Mars is scheduled for April 11, and captured materials and data will arrive at the Ingenuity team. NASA The next day on Earth. The helicopter is the first in its category to fly from Earth and has two cameras, as well as sensors to assist during the flight.
The helicopter aims to test forms of aerial control on another planet, in addition to capturing photos and videos of Mars from other perspectives.