NASA press service publishes color selfie of Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter

See a selfie of the Perseverance rover with the Ingenuity helicopter. The picture was taken with the WATSON camera, which is part of the SHERLOC scientific instrument, located at the end of the rover’s arm.

Both devices have been on the planet for 46 Martian days.

The mission of the first extraterrestrial drone Ingenuity, delivered to Mars by the Perseverance rover, is to test the ability of drones to fly in a thin atmosphere and use them for reconnaissance and study of hard-to-reach places such as rocks or depressions.

The drone isn’t the only interesting device Perseverance brought to Mars. The rover is equipped with microphones.

Currently, specialists from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are modeling the local wind rose based on measurements made by the MEDA instrument. The time of the first launch of the helicopter depends on this data.

Currently, specialists from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are modeling the local wind rose based on measurements made by the MEDA instrument.

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Alexandr Ivanov earned his Licentiate Engineer in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Free International University of Moldova. Since 2013, Alexandr has been working as a freelance web programmer.
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