Third Flight of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is a Success
Ingenuity’s third flight achieved a longer flight time and more sideways movement than previously attempted. During the 80-second flight, the helicopter climbed to 16 feet (5 meters) and flew 164 feet (50 meters) downrange and back, for a total distance of 328 feet (100 meters). The third flight test took place at “Wright Brothers Field” in Jezero Crater, Mars, on April 25, 2021.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet on April 19, 2021. Perseverance touched down at Octavia E. Butler Landing with Ingenuity attached to its belly on Feb. 18. The helicopter was deployed to the surface of Jezero Crater on April 3.
For more information on Ingenuity, visit : https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/
Ingenuity Third Flight
April 25, 2021
We are pulling in those data products right now.
We are processing those data products.
G&C EVRs look nominal.
We see Z going to five meters and then in the Y axis, which is relative to the starting position - we see the helicopter going out to fifty meters and coming back again.