Ingenuity Gets an Upgrade on Mars

Perseverance captured this view of Ingenuity’s third flight on Mars with its Mastcam-Z camera. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU
Ingenuity on the surface of Mars, imaged by Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z camera on April 7, 2021.
Ingenuity on the surface of Mars, imaged by Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z camera on April 7, 2021.
Ingenuity on the surface of Mars, imaged by Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z camera on April 7, 2021. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU
The High-Resolution Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) took this image of the Perseverance rover on Feb. 24, 2021. The false-color image shows a ring of blast marks where thrusters from the rover’s descent stage blew away dust during landing on Feb. 18, 2021.
The High-Resolution Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) took this image of the Perseverance rover on Feb. 24, 2021. The false-color image shows a ring of blast marks where thrusters from the rover’s descent stage blew away dust during landing on Feb. 18, 2021.
HiRISE false-colour view of Perseverance on the surface of Mars on February 24, 2021, six days after landing. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona.
One of the hazard cameras aboard the Perseverance rover captured this view of Ingenuity (in the white circle) during its fourth flight on April 30, 2021. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Ingenuity spotted its own shadow in these images taken by its navigation camera during its third flight on April 25, 2021. The camera, which tracks surface features below the helicopter, takes images at a rate at which the helicopter’s blades appear frozen in place, despite making 21 full rotations in-between each image. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Professional Martian. PhD Geoscientist at Planet Labs. Former operations team member for Opportunity, Curiosity, & the Mars Recon. Orbiter. Views = my own.

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