The Ingenuity mini-helicopter has been lowered to the surface of Mars

It was attached to NASA’s Perseverance rover, which landed on a nearby planet in February.

NASA’s Mars rover has lowered the Ingenuity mini-helicopter to the surface of the Red Planet in preparation for its first flight, the US space agency said on Twitter.

The ultra-light aircraft was fixed under the Perseverance rover’s bottom, which landed on Mars on February 18.

A photo illustrating the tweet shows the rover pulling away from the helicopter and its “airfield” after it was unloaded to the surface.

Previously, the helicopter was powered by the rover’s power grid. Still, it will have to rely on its own battery to operate the heater needed to protect electrical components from freezing and cracking during the cold Martian nights.

Author: John Kessler
Graduated From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, worked in various little-known media. Currently is an expert, editor and developer of Free News.
Function: Director
128 number 0.238760 time