Ingenuity snaps Perseverance on Flight #3
EDIT: This is an unofficial version of the image
I’ll share the official / full resolution version as soon as it is released
It is very small, at the upper left corner.
And here’s the official image:
Ingenuity Spots Perseverance From the Air (Official version)
I believe we’ve all been waiting for this image since we found out there was a camera on the helicopter they were building years ago
If they get to a sufficient elevation on flight 4 or 5 we could get a version from about 60 meters which could be a big improvement on this snap, but if this is all we get it’ll do me just fine 🙂
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is visible in the upper left corner of this image the agency’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took during its third flight, on April 25, 2021. The helicopter was flying at an altitude of 16 feet (5 meters) and roughly 279 feet (85 meters) from the rover at the time.
Annotated version: photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/figures/PIA24625_fig1_thumb.jpg
Zoom on the rover: photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/figures/PIA24625_fig2_thumb.jpg