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Mars helicopter's key sensor dead

09/06/2022 02:08 PM | Click to read full article

The Ingenuity helicopter, which has become the first craft to conduct a powered flight on another planet, is shivering in the harsh Martian winter. With the conditions changing, the spacecraft that was designed for just a handful of flights during spring is experiencing a new challenge.

As the temperature drops, the quadcopter is being shut down at night to give it rest. However, it has encountered new damage.