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tonym

Perseverance's drone Ingenuity needs to fly autonomously - an 11 minute delay from your Tx to your drone would likely mean its crashed well before you knew it.
I wonder if an FAA ID had to be applied to it at 1.8kg :) 

https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/to-infinity-and-beyond-linux-and-open-source-goes-to-mars/

 

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tonym

Have signs of life been found on Mars?

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No, not yet :)

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f3fman

I know some pilots with an 11 minute response time  😉

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tonym

It flies! Confirmation of flight data starts at 37 minutes in video. A new milestone in flight achieved - what a feeling in the control room! I felt a little something too - as a slightly emotional football commentator once said - 'I felt a lump in my throat as the ball went in.' 🙂

 

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oipigface

No sign of an operator number on it.

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