News Archive / Tagged: Mars Helicopter
Mars helicopter tests higher rotor speed on latest flightCullen DesforgesNovember 1st, 2021
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity successfully made its 14th flight, testing a higher rotor speed in anticipation upcoming seasonal changes.
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter breaks records with 9th flightCullen DesforgesJuly 8th, 2021
The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter that has proven itself to be the star of the Perseverance mission recently made its ninth and most daring flight to date.
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter completes 7th flightCullen DesforgesJune 9th, 2021
Fresh off of a recent in-flight anomaly, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully completed its seventh flight across the surface of the red planet.
NASA releases 3D video of Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s 3rd flightMichael McCabeMay 31st, 2021
On April 25, 2021, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter performed its third test flight. Recently, NASA engineers converted a video of the flight into anaglyph 3D.
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter experiences turbulent sixth flightCullen DesforgesMay 27th, 2021
After five near-flawless flights, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter ran into trouble during its sixth, testing the margins of the spacecraft’s stability.
Ingenuity Mars helicopter transitions to “operations demonstration phase”Cullen DesforgesMay 10th, 2021
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully took to the Martial skies for a fifth time, proving its capabilities as a fully-functioning aircraft.
Ingenuity helicopter flies ‘half the length of a football field’Cullen DesforgesApril 26th, 2021
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California have received data confirming a successful third flight of Ingenuity, its most ambitious yet.
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flies for a second timeCullen DesforgesApril 22nd, 2021
After making history as the first powered aircraft on another planet, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flew for a second time, this time even farther and longer.
‘Wright brothers moment’: Ingenuity takes flight on MarsCullen DesforgesApril 19th, 2021
With NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, history has been made as humankind made the next great stride in powered flight; the first flight on another planet.
NASA’s Mars Helicopter completes flight testingJim SharkeyMarch 31st, 2019
While multiple space agencies have landed spacecraft on other celestial bodies, none have flown in the skies above those worlds—but that may soon change.
JPL unveils efforts to explore Mars to NASA AdministratorJason RhianAugust 27th, 2018
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine paid a visit to the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory today, Monday Aug. 27, 2018 and was provided a review of NASA's efforts to explore the Red Planet.
Fly the (red) skies: Helicopter to fly on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover missionJim SharkeyMay 16th, 2018
In over five decades of robotic exploration, NASA has sent orbiters, landers, rovers and even Cubesats to Mars. The space agency announced on Friday, May 11, 2018 that their next robotic mission to the Red Planet will carry a helicopter. The Mars Helicopter, a small autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, […]