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NASA’s Mars helicopter reports in

Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California have received the first status report from the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which landed Feb. 18, 2021, at Jezero Crater attached to the belly of the agency’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. The downlink, which arrived at 3:30 p.m. PST (6:30 p.m. EST) via a connection through…

Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California have obtained the first status report by the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, that landed Feb. 18, 2021, in Jezero Crater attached to the gut of the bureau’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. The downlink, that arrived : 30 p.m. PST (6: 30 p.m. EST) through a link through the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, indicates that both the helicopter, which will stay attached to the rover to get 30 into 60 times, and its own base station (an electric box to the rover that stores and paths communications between the rotorcraft and Earth) are operating as expected.
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