The Mars-based Ingenuity helicopter made its fourth flight over the surface of Mars. This was reported on the Twitter page of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
According to the Twitter page of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the fourth flight set new records. It was a flight 133 meters south of the launch site at the height of five meters and back. At the same time, the Mars aircraft developed twice the speed as during the first three flights. And the Martian helicopter broke another record: it held out in the thin Martian atmosphere not 80, but 117 seconds.
The Ingenuity flight on Mars on April 19 was the first-ever flight of an uncrewed aircraft on another planet. The small helicopter of 1.8 kilos took off in the extremely rarefied atmosphere of the Red Planet and hovered at an altitude of 2 meters for about 40 seconds before it landed back. During its second and third flight, Ingenuity flew even further, rising to a height of 5 meters, then accelerated to 50 meters, and safely got back to its launch site.