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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Needs a Flight Control Software Update Before First Flight on Mars – SciTechDaily

The Ingenuity team has identified a software solution for the command sequence issue identified on Sol 49 (April 9) during a planned high-speed spin-up test of…

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Illustration of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The Ingenuity team has identified a software solution for the command sequence issue identified on Sol 49 (April 9) during a planned high-speed spin-up test of the helicopter’s rotors. Over the weekend, the team considered and tested multiple potential solutions to this issue, concluding that minor modification and reinstallation of Ingenuity’s flight control software is the most robust path forward. This software update…

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