The first Ingenuity aircraft designed to fly in the atmosphere of Mars will take off no earlier than Wednesday, April 14th. According to the agency, engineers and scientists are making final preparations. Sophisticated technology and the specifics of working on another planet make the team seriously consider each step.
Earlier we wrote that a light observer helicopter that landed on Mars with the Perseverance rover successfully survived the first night on Mars. This means that the device is operating normally, as the temperature on Mars drops to -90 degrees.
During the tests of the main rotor, the protection systems of the apparatus transmitted a signal that further tests were impossible. Nevertheless, Ingenuity is safe and sound, and the team is analyzing the data that the device successfully transmitted to the ground.