The small helicopter “Ingenuity” that traveled to Mars aboard the “Perseverance” spacecraft sent its first radio case report to the NASA Control Center.
The report arrived at the center in Pasadena, California, on Friday.
Tim Canham, responsible for Mars helicopter operations, “Ingenuity” at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said that scientists must now confirm in the data the charging status of the helicopter batteries, in addition to confirming that the base transmitter and receiver station is operating as designed. And he added that the two things work great.
NASA’s Mars spacecraft “Perseverance” landed on the red planet on Thursday after a 203-day-long journey of about 480 million km through space.