NASA'S Mars helicopter has spotted Perseverance rover

While flying over the red planet for the 11th time last week, The little helicopter caught an areal view of the Perseverance rover in the Jezero crater

Robert Hogg a NASA engineer said, "Once you spot the rover you can make out some a lot of detail, such as the wheels, the remote sensing mast and the MMRTG [Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator on the aft end."

At the time this photo was taken, Ingenuity was flying 39 feet (12 meters) above the Martian surface, about 1,600 feet (500 m) away from the rover.

The helicopter is designed to fly around the Jezero crater and has an average speed of 11mph (18kph).

4 views0 comments