Unbelievable and yet true. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, located on Mars, needs a software update before the flight test!
We've heard it all, but sending a machine to an alien planet and having a good morning needs an upgrade, we think, goes beyond Windows. The team behind it NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, appears to be experiencing a "command sequence issue" with flight control software.
After examining the data in a previous test on Earth, the NASA team made a flight plan to prepare it to fly its helicopter to Mars. While the flight test schedule was set, the team modifies and reinstalls the copter flight control software to address a "command sequence issue" !!.
On the other hand, we have all more or less made mistakes in one or two software installations in our lives, why not NASA? Logically, the team will test the new software here first, on Earth, and then upload it wirelessly over a distance of more than 225 million kilometers, to the first vehicle to attempt a motor flight to another planet. We hope to set a date for more tests next week.