Fri. Dec 2nd, 2022

Sols Achieved.
141.
31.
111.
358%.

Time Flown (s).
1308 s (21 min 48 s).
396 s.
912 s.
230%.

Taking place no earlier than Saturday, Sept. 4 at 5:08 p.m. PDT, or 12:04 LMST (regional Mars time), the 193rd sol (Martian day) of the Perseverance mission, the flight will again journey into the geologically intriguing South Séítah area. Rather of probing further into Séítah and taking images of numerous ridgelines and outcrops (which we did on 12), well be focusing on one particular ridgeline and its outcrops during Flight 13. And when theyre combined with Flight 12s northeast point of views, the overlapping images from a lower elevation ought to supply important insight for Perseverance scientists and rover drive coordinators.
On Flight 12 we covered 1,476 feet (450 meters) of Martian ground in 169.5 seconds and took 10 photos (once again– all pointed northeast). Below is an updated ledger of some of the most essential numbers for Ingenuitys Mars flights so far.

Num. Flights.
12.
5.
7.
140%.

Range Flown (m).
2671 m (~ 1.44 nmiles).
499 m.
2172 m.
435%.

This picture of dune, stones, and rocky outcrops of the “South Séítah” area of Mars Jezero Crater was captured by NASAs Ingenuity Mars Helicopter throughout its 12th flight, on Aug. 16, 2021. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Another big difference is which method our camera will be pointing. For Flight 13, well be recording images pointing southwest. And when theyre combined with Flight 12s northeast viewpoints, the overlapping images from a lower altitude ought to supply valuable insight for Perseverance scientists and rover drive organizers.
It once again enhances just how much were focusing our efforts in one little area when you compare our approximated flight time and range traveled for this trip. On Flight 12 we covered 1,476 feet (450 meters) of Martian ground in 169.5 seconds and took 10 photos (again– all pointed northeast). On 13, well cover about 690 feet (210 meters) in around 161 seconds and take 10 pictures (pointing southwest) …
And for those of you scoring in your home, on 13 well likewise be traveling at 7.3 mph (3.3 meters per second). We did 10 miles per hour (4.3 meters per second) during 12.
Below is an updated journal of some of the most essential numbers for Ingenuitys Mars flights so far. Along with those listed below, weve taken 72 13-megapixel color images and 1,390 black-and-white navigation camera images.

Because Deployment( April 3, 2021/Sol 43).
In Tech Demo.
In Ops Demo.
% Above Tech Demo.

Written by Teddy Tzanetos, Ingenuity Team Lead at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Animation of NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter from above. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
” The longer you recall, the further you can look forward.”– Winston Churchill
Following Flight 12s hunting pictures of “South Séítah,” which were the most valuable Ingenuity has actually required to date, we are taking Winstons advice for Ingenuitys 13th flight. We will once again be venturing across into Seítah to scout an area of outcrops glimpsed in Flight 12 imagery– but were taking these brand-new images while recalling, pointing in the opposite direction.
Occurring no earlier than Saturday, Sept. 4 at 5:08 p.m. PDT, or 12:04 LMST (regional Mars time), the 193rd sol (Martian day) of the Perseverance mission, the flight will once again journey into the geologically appealing South Séítah area. Instead of probing even more into Séítah and taking photos of several ridgelines and outcrops (which we did on 12), well be concentrating on one specific ridgeline and its outcrops throughout Flight 13. Well likewise be flying at a lower elevation– 26 feet (8 meters), instead of the 33 feet (10 meters) during 12.

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