The NASA advertisement this Friday that your helicopter Ingenuity successfully completed its 18th flight over Mars. The route was 230 meters, at a speed of 2.5 meters per second, and lasted 124.3 seconds.
The #MarsHelicopter keeps going, going, going! Ingenuity successfully completed its 18th flight, adding 124.3 seconds to its overall time aloft on the Red Planet. It flew 754 feet (230 meters) at a speed of 5.6 mph (2.5 m/sec) & took images along the way. https://t.co/7DMHj9tbzPpic.twitter.com/XVeMNGGOnQ
– NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) December 17, 2021
The previous week, the device made a similar flight, although radiocommunication interference problems were reported.
The autonomous helicopter Ingenuity arrived on the red planet together with Perseverance on February 18. This NASA space mission seeks to find evidence of ancient microbial life, collect and store Martian regoliths, as well as collect data on the geology and climate of Mars, paving the way for human exploration.
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