NASA Mars 2020 Rover (build and mission thread)


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IsItPluggedIn

Just noticed this on Perseverance.

 

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JCooper
On 24/03/2021 at 02:08, IsItPluggedIn said:

Just noticed this on Perseverance.

 

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What a funny-looking thing! I haven't noticed it on the rover. Don't you know what it's for? It's a joystick for Martians to control the rover or what?😅

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29 minutes ago, JCooper said:

What a funny-looking thing! I haven't noticed it on the rover. Don't you know what it's for? It's a joystick for Martians to control the rover or what?😅

From the diagram on page 1 of this thread, it looks to be MastCam -Z camera calibration point. (I'm only guessing)  😀

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The images around the outside represent our evolution from single celled organisms through dinosaurs to us, the into space.

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Livestream "beginning at 6:15am ET (10:15am UTC)":

 

 

 

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NASA has confirmed Ingenuity has made the first powered flight over another planet.

 

 

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Some screengrabs from the YouTube stream (until NASA releases the images)

 

From Perseverance....

 

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Ingenuity looking down on the planet ...

 

 

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Altimeter data ... looks like it went almost to 3.5M (11 feet) in altitude (also taken from the NASA live feed)

 

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From JPL...

 

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I did a tweet on @Neowinfeed 

 

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Starting to get full video's of it now...

 

 

Truly an amazing achievement!

 

 

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THIS is what I was wanting to see!   I had no idea they'd actually included a moxie on the rover so it's great to see actual conclusive evidence that one would work as expected on Mars.

 

 

 

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I wonder why no one has updated this thread. Recently Ingenuity made its third flight, and it was really amazing.  The distance it flew was 50 meters🤓. Moreover, drone managed to rise 5 meters above the Mars surface. I believe it's a big achievement for us.

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