Mars Helicopter

A Mars aircraft is a vehicle capable of sustaining powered flight in the atmosphere of Mars. So far, the Mars helicopter Ingenuity is the only object to ever fly on Mars, completing 39 successful flights covering 7.90 km in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 20 seconds of flight time. It made the first powered flight on 19 April 2021, taking off from the surface. Previously, the experimental aircraft, NASA Mini-Sniffer, was considered for possible missions to fly in and study Mars' atmosphere, but that idea was abandoned. Aircraft may provide on site measurements of the atmosphere of Mars, as well as additional observations over extended areas. A long-term goal is to develop piloted Mars aircraft. Compared to Earth, the air on Mars is much thinner at the surface, with pressure less than 1% of Earth's at sea level, requiring a more efficient method to achieve lift.

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Mars helicopter Ingenuity soars over Perseverance rover tracks on 41st flight

The Mars Helicopter Opportunity Has Completed It's 39th Flight. Soon it will take off for the 40th time, travelling 171m/560ft forward at 10m/40ft high.

It keeps going and going: NASA's Mars helicopter makes 40th flight

Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces 40th Red Planet flight

Ingenuity Mars helicopter tests new software on 37th Red Planet flight (video)

Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces 36th Red Planet flight

Mars helicopter Ingenuity soars higher than ever on 35th Red Planet flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes First Flight With New Navigation Software

Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces 1st flight after major software update

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter spots debris on its leg on latest flight

Ingenuity Mars helicopter notches 33rd Red Planet flight

Ingenuity Mars helicopter soars on 32nd flight

NASA Mars Helicopter Pulls Off a Tiny Flight, Proves It's Still Airworthy After Vacation

Mars helicopter is back!

Chief Engineer for Mars helicopter to speak at Wright Brothers National Memorial on National Aviation Day. (Friday August 19 and Saturday August 20 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina) (weather permitting).

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Goes on Vacation

NASA temporarily grounding Mars helicopter Ingenuity to wait for dust to clear

Mars helicopter Ingenuity has a dead sensor but its team aims to keep flying

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity needs a patch to keep flying after sensor failure

Piloting NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter With a Dead Sensor