NASA’s helicopter, Ingenuity, is set to make its 60th flight on the planet Mars, the U.S. space agency announced yesterday.
Ingenuity’s 60th flight on the Red Planet is expected to take place no earlier than September 25th. According to the mission’s plan, it is expected to reach an altitude of 10 meters and cover a distance of 326 meters in a span of 124 seconds.
Its specifications initially mentioned flights lasting up to 90 seconds, allowing it to cover nearly 300 meters in distance each time while reaching heights of 3-4.5 meters above the surface of Mars.
Ingenuity arrived at Mars’ Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021, attached to NASA’s Perseverance rover.