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Ingenuity completes eighth successful flight on Mars to another brand new landing zone
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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has successfully completed its eighth flight on the Red Planet, as the space agency continues to push the rotorcraft to test the upper extent of its abilities. In its eighth flight, Ingenuity flew further than engineers at NASA’s California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory expected to be possible, as the helicopter again defied

GE, Safran extend joint venture to develop sustainable engines
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GE and Safran have announced the extension of their joint venture until 2050 to continue developing future engines that could reduce carbon emissions by a further 20 per cent. Together, the companies have unveiled their new program, CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines), which will launch new sustainable technologies for future engines, which they

Listen: First audio recording of Mars helicopter revealed as new demonstration phase begins
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NASA has confirmed that its groundbreaking Mars helicopter Ingenuity has successfully completed its fifth test flight, and revealed the first audio clip taken of the rotorcraft buzzing through Martian skies. According to NASA, its Perseverance rover on Mars was able to use its SuperCam microphone to record the first ever audio clip of an aircraft

NASA gears up for Ingenuity’s fifth flight
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NASA is preparing for its Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, to take its game-changing fifth flight on Friday. According to the space agency, Ingenuity will take again to Martian skies at 3:26pm EDT on Friday, with its flight data expected to hit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in southern California by 7:31pm EDT that same day. According

Another success for NASA’s Mars Helicopter, future plans revealed
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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter has now successfully completed its fourth flight test on Mars, after a false start that occurred last Thursday, and again performed exactly as planned. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in southern California, data received back from Ingenuity showed it successfully took off as planned on Friday, with the rotorcraft again

Mars Helicopter fails first attempt at fourth flight
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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter was unable to take off for its fourth test flight on Mars on Thursday due to technical difficulties, however NASA is confident the fourth flight can be completed on Friday. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in southern California, data received back from Ingenuity on Thursday morning shows it did not

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