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The first flight of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is delayed at least a week because its software needs a tweak – Business Insider Australia

NASA says it will set a new flight date next week. Ingenuity engineers are working on a minor software tweak to help the drone spin its rotor blades.



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NASA is trying to fix a glitch in its Mars helicopter.
The $85 million drone, called Ingenuity, was originally scheduled to make the first controlled, powered flight ever conducted on another planet on Monday. But an issue arose during a crucial ground test on Friday, throwing a wrench in that plan.
Now, NASA says the helicopter won’t fly before April 21. The agency intends to pick a new flight date next week.
In the unsuccessful ground test, Ingenuity was supposed to spin its blades at full speed…

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