#Ingenuity isn't merely a drone humming away in the thin air of another planet. It is actually a breakthrough in space technology, because it provides:
1) a different transportation mode with completely different operational parameters and flexibility
2) strong evidence that much cheaper/quicker deployed/higher risk missions are very possible
Extra bonus: all this is done using mostly off-the-shelf components. And #Linux.
And a great engineering team, of course!
Here is the latest flight 29:
The images were rotated 180° to align more or less with the flight path to the west, and show a glimpse of the shadow correctly to the right. North is approx. up.
Animation played at 5fps.
The images were undistorted using Aurélien Genin's (https://twitter.com/Astro_Aure) image correction scripts: https://github.com/kmgill/mars-raw-utils-data/tree/61a3b4477b541d4749c66b348c2098a931369d93/caldata
RMC: 29_1, Sol: 465
You could very well be right, since that move put #Ingenuity's base station antenna in an optimum position. However, #Perseverance has been leaving confused tracks since sol 471 at least! Perhaps Percy is learning how to parallel park... 😃
Mastcam-Z R Sol 471 LMST:10:14:23
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