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On Sol 414 the Ingenuity mars helicopter scouted the crash site of the parachute and backshell that brought it and the rover safely through the atmosphere before it was jettisoned and crashed on the surface.
Interactive version on Sketchfab: skfb.ly/ouWG7

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Altitude: 40571 km km


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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 .

And a great engineering team, of course!

Here is the latest flight 29:

New 3D model of the NASA Perseverance rover and Mars Helicopter by Garrett Johnson!

Might be interesting to you @65dBnoise for your project!

nitter.net/garrettkjohnson/sta

Hey! Looks like the flew its 29th flight! 💪 💪 !! Notice that the flight was late in the afternoon, two sols ago.

Though no shadow is visible due to the late time, the 5 images that just came in seem to be close to the ground at landing. This shows was healthy and able to fly again!

HELI_NAV
RMC: 29_1, Sol: 465
LMST: 15:28:52
UTC: 2022-06-11T15:07:16
Credit: /JPL-Caltech
Received: 2022-06-13T15:46:43Z

The model was created in Metashape and touched up in Blender, especially the parachute area where no reliable geometry could be reconstructed. I also had to do a lot of manual color adjustments to blend the different RTE images together.

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I used the Mars Raw Utilities by Kevin M. Gill to download and calibrate those images.
github.com/kmgill/mars-raw-uti

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These are the images from the nadir pointing navigation camera that I mainly used to reconstruct the geometry. You can see the backshell towards the later part of the flight. A bit earlier, if you look closely, you can also see the parachute in the left corners.

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The flight was requested by engineers from the Mars Sample Return program to investigate how the hardware fared through its important role in the entry sequence. jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-mars-h

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On Sol 414 the Ingenuity mars helicopter scouted the crash site of the parachute and backshell that brought it and the rover safely through the atmosphere before it was jettisoned and crashed on the surface.
Interactive version on Sketchfab: skfb.ly/ouWG7

Here is part of a movie showing the flying over part of the apparatus that brought it to another celestial body.

's 26th flight took place on Sol 414 (Apr. 20, 2022) of the mission.

This parth of the animation is stabilized and oriented with north up.

's flight 26, complete!

Watch the as it flies into the area where the parachute and backshell lie on the ground, after bringing it and safely to the Martian surface.

The helicopter makes a spectacular turn right above the backshell before heading away to land at a safe distance. The parachute can be seen at the corner of the original frames, but remains out of view in this undistorted animation.

Short version with the backshell to follow.

An excellent detailed report on the state of by the team's lead, Teddy Tzanetos.

It confirms that the images received today were indeed a motor spin test ahead of the anticipated for the next few sols flight 29:

mars.nasa.gov/technology/helic

ht to kolektiva.social/@stefani for the heads up 👍 !

@marslife do you know what's going on? Is it an issue with the proxy you are using?
P.S. love browsing the rover images on your site!

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Hey @marslife I'm not able to view any images on your page at the moment. Looking at the console I see a bunch of errors like these:

Open source software costs nothing, but enables people to do great things with it. This is the software/data I've been using to create maps, process images, make animationsm etc. related to 's mission:

: gimp.org
: geogebra.org
: imagemagick.org
: https : qgis.org
: stellarium.org

Kevin M. Gill's and Simeon Schmauß's, (@stim3on) flats: github.com/kmgill/mars-raw-uti

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