Ingenuity Helicopter

The Mars Sample Return Mission Will Take Two Helicopters to the Red Planet to Help Retrieve Samples

NASA’s upcoming Mars Sample Return mission plan just received a glow-up: it will now carry a pair of twin helicopters,…

2 weeks ago

Ingenuity has Lost its Sense of Direction, but It’ll Keep on Flying

Things are getting challenging for the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. The latest news from Håvard Grip, its chief pilot, is…

2 months ago

Martian Dust is Starting to Darken Ingenuity’s Solar Panels

Like every solar-panel-powered vehicle on Mars, maintaining electrical power always becomes an issue at some point in the mission. Last…

3 months ago

Ingenuity is now Scouting Ahead of Perseverance, Helping it Navigate Difficult Terrain

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is providing scientists a look at what is on the road ahead for the Perseverance rover.…

3 months ago

Amazing! Ingenuity Helicopter Flies to the Perseverance Backshell and Parachute to See Them Close Up

You may recall we reported earlier this month that the Perseverance rover finally spotted its parachute and backshell off in…

4 months ago

What a Feat! Ingenuity Photographed From Space

It seems like only months ago that the Perseverance Rover landed in Jezero Crater on Mars. But in fact, it's…

4 months ago

How Time Flies: Perseverance and Ingenuity Have Been on Mars for a Year

What a year it’s been -- Earth year, that is! The dramatic touchdown on Mars for the Perseverance rover and…

6 months ago

Glowing Helicopters on Mars

If the Ingenuity helicopter would fly at night on Mars, its very possible the whirring rotors would create enough static…

6 months ago

Bad Weather Postpones Ingenuity’s 19th Flight on Mars

The first flight of 2022 for the Ingenuity Helicopter has been delayed due to a regional dust storm on Mars.…

7 months ago

With 17 Flights Completed, Ingenuity has Spent 30 Minutes Aloft on Mars

December 17 is an historic day for flying machines, so it wouldn’t be surprising if we hear the Ingenuity Mars…

8 months ago