NASA's Mars Helicopter — part of the Mars 2020 mission — was just installed on the Perseverance rover as the team prepares for the launch of the mission in July

The helicopter won't have any scientific objectives but will demonstrate what may be possible when it comes to flying on Mars. Weighing just four pounds, the helicopter will initially be powered by the Perseverance rover but will gather solar energy after it is deployed, remaining up and running for up to a month. Visit BGR's homepage for more stories.
NASA's Perseverance rover and Mars 2020 mission are rapidly taking shape as we speed toward the expected launch window which begins in mid-July. The robot is the most advanced piece of technology NASA has ever sent to the Red Planet, and it's packed with instruments that will teach scientists all kinds of interesting things about our dusty neighbor.

Now, with around 14 weeks until the beginning of the launch window, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has reached a critical step in the final assembly of the rover by installing the Mars Helicopter. Yes, you read that correctly.

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