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NASA’s Mars helicopter ready for pre-flight checkouts

NASA’s Mars helicopter ready for pre-flight checkouts

Source: Spaceflight Now
Date Published: 04/05/2021

Mission controllers plan to unlock the blades on NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter and spin them up to more than 2,000 rpm for a test later this week, a bit of “calisthenics”  before the rotorcraft’s first flight in the atmosphere of Mars as soon as this weekend, the helicopter’s operations lead said Monday.

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