The Martian Ingenuity helicopter, created by NASA, made its 33rd flight over the surface of the Red Planet, the previous two taking place this month, 6 September and 18 September, this time on 24 September, with the helicopter flying in a thin atmosphere for 55 seconds.
The 1.8 kg machine reached a height of about 10 metres above the surface and flew about 111 metres before landing at the new site, as reported by the California Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is administered by NASA and monitors the mission both by the helicopter and its escort, Perseverance.
As is well known, the helicopter is helping the Perseverance janitor to explore the crater of Ezero, where both of the Earth's Earth's specimens are now located — it contains a lake and a river delta in ancient times. Until the end of the decade, NASA and the European Space Agency are planning a joint mission to bring local soil samples collected by the jersey to Earth. During the mission, it is planned to use helicopters similar to the Ingenuity in order to take samples of the ground from the Perseverance and deliver them to the missile for further shipment to Earth. It is believed that a collection of samples will allow a better understanding of the history of the Red Planet and an assessment of the possibility of life on Mars.
Meanwhile, the jersey itself seems to have encountered some difficulties in trying to explore rock ground this week. According to published JPL materials, the rock that received the name Chinak under the influence of Perseverance instruments actually fell apart. However, it also provided new information on the density and strength of the rock. It was also possible to compare the rock to different levels of wind erosion. A different sample was soon selected for new samples.