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Flight 48 Preview – By the Numbers
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Views Ingenuity's 47th Takeoff: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is seen here at the starting point of its 47th flight on Mars. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS. Download video ›
  • Flight: 48
  • Flight date:  No earlier than 03/18/2023
  • Horizontal flight distance: 1,271.7 feet (387.6 meters)
  • Flight time:  142.36 seconds
  • Flight altitude: 40 feet (12 meters)
  • Heading: Northwest
  • Flight speed: 10.4 mph (4.65  meters per second)  
  • Goal of flight: Reposition of the helicopter and image science targets along the way

About This Blog

These blog updates are provided by the Mars Helicopter team. The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration to test the first powered flight on Mars.

Dates of planned test activities are subject to change due to a variety of factors related to the Martian environment, communication relays, helicopter and/or rover status.

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  • Ben Morrell
    Ingenuity Operations Engineer, NASA/JPL
  • Bob Balaram
    Chief Engineer for the Mars Helicopter Project, NASA/JPL
  • David Agle
    Media Representative, NASA/JPL
  • Håvard Grip
    Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Pilot, NASA/JPL
  • Jaakko Karras
    Ingenuity Chief Engineer, NASA/JPL
  • Josh Ravich
    Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Mechanical Engineering Lead, NASA/JPL
  • Joshua Anderson
    Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Operations Lead, NASA/JPL
  • Martin Cacan
    Ingenuity Pilot, NASA/JPL
  • MiMi Aung
    Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Project Manager, NASA/JPL
  • Teddy Tzanetos
    Ingenuity Team Lead, NASA/JPL
  • Travis Brown
    Chief Engineer Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, NASA/JPL

Where is the Mars Helicopter?

Image of a rover pin-point at Perseverance's location on Mars, Jezero Crater

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