Flight Profile for Ingenuity's Flight 15
This annotated image of the "South Séítah" region of Jezero Crater depicts the planned ground track of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter (light blue) during its 15th flight at Mars. The pale blue "X" in the upper left indicates the helicopter's location at takeoff; the pale blue dot at lower right indicates the anticipated landing site. The green lines indicate the expected sightlines that will be captured in the flight's 10 planned color images. The red "X" at upper center of the image marks the current location of NASA's Perseverance rover. The image's background terrain was generated using data collected by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The University of Arizona, in Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, in Boulder, Colorado. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was built by JPL, which also manages the technology demonstration project for NASA Headquarters. It is supported by NASA's Science, Aeronautics Research, and Space Technology mission directorates. NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley, and NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, provided significant flight performance analysis and technical assistance during Ingenuity's development. AeroVironment Inc., Qualcomm, and SolAero also provided design assistance and major vehicle components. Lockheed Martin Space designed and manufactured the Mars Helicopter Delivery System.