The mini helicopter Ingenuity, aboard the Perseverance vehicle on Mars, contacted NASA after 63 days of silence.
Launched by NASA on July 30, 2020, the Perseverance vehicle landed on Mars on February 18, 2021, after a 7-month journey. The vehicle later placed the mini helicopter named Ingenuity on the surface.
NASA, which made the first flight of the helicopter in April last year, has lifted the aircraft from the ground many times since then.
Reconnected with Ingenuity
Ingenuity contacted NASA after 63 days of silence.
The mini-helicopter, which made flights to explore places that Perseverance would take weeks to reach, was disconnected from the mission control team on 28 June when it made its 52nd flight on 26 April.
Although it has not yet been confirmed whether Ingenuity, the first aircraft on another planet, has made a safe landing, it has been announced that it is still operating and where it is.
It was stated that Ingenuity’s all communication with NASA was provided via Perseverance and it was predicted that communication would be cut off due to a hill entering between the two vehicles.
It was recorded that Ingenuity transmitted its last messages to Earth, including the data of the last flight of 363 meters, which lasted 139 seconds on April 26, with the re-establishment of communication.