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NASA Delays Mars Helicopter's First Flight to April 14; What's Happened? ✭

International Business Times | 11/04/2021 10:22 PM | Click to read full article

The ambitious first flight of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has been delayed by a few more days and had been rescheduled for 14 April 2020. The delay was caused by the activation of a safeguard mechanism known as the 'watchdog timer' that prevented the takeoff of the rotorcraft.

In a statement, NASA said that the research team is reviewing the data to verify and understand the issue.