Ingenuity Before Flight 52's Landing
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's navigation camera captured the rotorcraft in shadow during its 52nd flight on April 26, 2023. This image was finally received after Perseverance and Ingenuity were out of communication for 63 days.
The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the project for NASA Headquarters. It is supported by NASA's Science Mission Directorate. 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.