Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
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News Releases, Features and Status Reports
The latest information about landing activities can be found on the Perseverance rover’s landing page.
Video and Images
A collection of Perseverance rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter videos is also available at vimeo.com/showcase/7377243.
The NASA image use policy is available here.
The JPL image use policy is available here.
The most current information about upcoming Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter media events and where they may be viewed can be found in the Perseverance landing toolkit. More information on NASA TV and streaming channels can be found below in the Watch Online section.
Briefings and Availabilities
A virtual news conference previewing the Mars landing will take place on Jan. 27, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. EST (1:30 p.m. PST). Members of the media may dial into a telecon line to ask questions by contacting Rexana Vizza, firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the public can submit questions via social media with the tag #CountdownToMars.
A pre-landing news conference including the helicopter is scheduled for Feb. 16, 2021, 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST), originating from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, media participation in these briefings will be virtual. Members of the media interested in asking questions during the briefing should contact Rexana Vizza, email@example.com.
A post-landing news conference at JPL is expected to begin approximately one and a half hours after landing.
Additional news conferences after landing will be scheduled as events warrant.
All news briefings will be broadcast and livestreamed.
Interviews with mission team members may be arranged by calling the JPL newsroom at 818-354-5011 or filling out the form at https://bit.ly/mars-landing-media.
Live Landing Feed
A live video feed of key landing activities and commentary from the mission control areas at JPL will be broadcast. This live commentary show is expected to begin at 2:15 p.m. EST (11:15 a.m. PST) and last for about two hours.
A Spanish-language simulcast will also be available on the NASA en Español YouTube channel and the @NASA_es social media accounts.
On-Site Media Logistics
News media representatives who would like to cover the Mars 2020 Perseverance and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter landing in person at JPL must be accredited in advance. All accreditation requests should be submitted to Rexana Vizza, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, JPL will be credentialing a limited number of media for on-site access. State and local restrictions, as well as federal guidelines, will determine the scope of and rules for in-person activities and are subject to change. Only U.S. citizens or green card holders representing U.S. media outlets and U.S.-based reporters for international outlets will be considered for credentials. Requests must have been submitted by Jan. 14, 2021, to Rexana Vizza, email@example.com.
NASA will provide ample opportunities for members of the media to cover the landing remotely, including virtual participation in news briefings.
Members of the media interested in in-person interviews with mission team members (subject to coronavirus restrictions) may call the JPL newsroom at 818-354-5011.
How to Watch (Live and On Demand)
News briefings and landing commentary will be livestreamed on NASA TV, NASA.gov/live and YouTube.com/NASA. On-demand recordings will also be available after the live events have finished on YouTube. Any additional feeds or streams will be listed in the Watch Online section of the Mars 2020 Perseverance mission website.
NASA TV channels are digital C-band signals carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite Galaxy-13, transponder 11, at 127 degrees west longitude, with a downlink frequency of 3920 MHz, vertical polarization, data rate of 38.80 MHz, symbol rate of 28.0681 Mbps and 3/4 FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast-compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is needed for reception. For more information about NASA TV's programming schedule, visit http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.
A clean feed of mission activities will also be available on the NASA TV media channel and YouTube.com/JPLRaw.
Eyes on the Solar System
Follow the journey of the Mars 2020 Perseverance spacecraft with Ingenuity inside in real time through NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System.
Additional Resources on the Web
Online and PDF versions of this press kit are available at go.nasa.gov/ingenuity-press-kit.
The Mars 2020 Perseverance press kit is available online at go.nasa.gov/perseverance-landing-press-kit.
Additional information about the Ingenuity is available on the Mars Helicopter page.
A 3D model of the helicopter is also available.
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