The time became mature for the NASA Perseverance Rover on Mars to let the connected drone Ingenuity to fly free in the Red Planet’s thin atmosphere.
Hanging around for almost a month to discover the red planet, and now, the NASA’s team has finally chosen the location on Mars where to execute the test.
Can you imagine… for the first time a manmade drone object will try to take flight off the surface of another planet.
Ingenuity at the beginning of April will execute the test flight along a given path over a flat area with very few obstacles to potentially disturb it.
NASA defined the airfield, the flight zone and the flight plan.
The flight will be around ten feet and the drone is equipped with several sensors.
- A 30 frames a second camera to analyze the situation and inform base station about its flight and other sensors to make minute adjustments keep itself safe, particularly from winds and gusts.
This is a unique historic moment and even very exciting for all of us caring of the drone technology.