The drone-helicopter Ingenuity went well beyond the expectations of the NASA, and inevitably, the engineers on the ground can’t get enough of it: the American space agency confirmed a few days ago that the little drone was going to be back for a few months of additional missions! After all, Ingenuity has already completed 22 flights over the Red Planet ! During the last flight dated March 20, 2022, Ingenuity flew for 101.4 seconds and at an almost constant altitude of 10 meters.
Ingenuity’s next missions should carry the drone-helicopter to the delta of the Jezero River, a particularly rocky and rugged area of Mars… and therefore conducive to small incidents along the way. If everything goes smoothly, Ingenuity will definitely land on Mars in September 2022. Not bad for a device that was originally supposed to complete its exploration missions just thirty days after arriving on the red planet… As a reminder , Ingenuity performed its first “Martian” flight on