After Unsuccessful Attempt Thursday, JPL to Try Again Today to Achieve Fourth Flight of Mars Helicopter

first_img Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy NASAs Ingenuity Mars Helicopter shown on the surface of the Red Planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechAfter a one-day delay due to a technical issue that kept the craft grounded, Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission managers will try again Friday to launch the fourth flight of the Mars helicopter Ingenuity.The flight from Wright Brothers Field — the name given to the helicopter’s base on Mars — was scheduled to occur at 7:12 a.m. California time Thursday. Data from the flight was not expected back at JPL until roughly three hours later, at 10:21 a.m.Just before noon, however, JPL announced the flight had not occurred.“Aim high, and fly, fly again,” the agency posted on Twitter. “The #MarsHelicopter’s ambitious fourth flight didn’t get off the ground, but the team is assessing the data and will aim to try again soon. We’ll keep you posted.”JPL later said the helicopter is still “safe and healthy.”“Data indicate the rotorcraft didn’t transition to flight mode, which had been a possible outcome,” according to the agency. “We’ll attempt the fourth flight again on April 30.”JPL officials said “an issue identified earlier this month showed a 15% chance for each time the helicopter attempts to fly that it would encounter a watchdog timer expiration and not transition to flight mode. Today’s (Thursday’s) delay is in line with that expectation and does not prevent future flights.”The fourth flight will be attempted again at 7:46 a.m. Friday, California time. The first data from the helicopter is expected to be received at JPL at 10:39 a.m.Emboldened by the helicopter’s first three successful flights, mission managers are planning to push the craft’s “performance envelope” during its fourth flight.The fourth flight will see Ingenuity climb to a height of 16 feet, then fly south — “flying over rocks, sand ripples, and small impact craters” — for 276 feet. The helicopter’s downward-facing camera will then begin snapping photos every four feet, until it reaches a distance of 436 feet from its starting point. Ingenuity is then programmed to stop, hover and return to Wright Brothers Field.“To achieve the distance necessary for this scouting flight, we’re going to break our own Mars records set during flight three,” Johnny Lam, Ingenuity’s backup pilot at JPL, said. “We’re upping the time airborne from 80 seconds to 117, increasing our max airspeed from 2 meters per second to 3.5, and more than doubling our total range.” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 88 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Make a comment HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Science and Technology After Unsuccessful Attempt Thursday, JPL to Try Again Today to Achieve Fourth Flight of Mars Helicopter CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 3:25 pmlast_img read more

Florence Ann (Tebbe) Sturwold, 98

first_imgFlorence Ann (Tebbe) Sturwold, 98, of Greensburg, In. passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Crown Pointe Senior Living Facility where she had been a resident since February, 2011. Florence’s family extend a special thank you to the staff and residents of Crown Pointe for their excellent care and compassion during her stay there.  Florence was born on October 27, 1917 in Oldenburg, In, the daughter of William and Anna (Dickman) Tebbe.  She was a homemaker most of her life but had worked at Batesville Casket Company, G.C. Murphy Store & Carol Cook Dress Factory in Greensburg. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and love to play bingo, dance, and attend grandchildren’s activities.  Florence married Andrew Joseph Sturwold on December 26, 1944 in Batesville, and he preceded her in death on November 8, 2008.  She is survived by two daughters; Carole Ann (Leon) Nobbe and Glenda (Carl) Nieman both of Greensburg, one brother; Louis Tebbe, Batesville, four grandsons; Steven (Julie) Nobbe, Greensburg, David (Linda) Nobbe, Greensburg, Mark (Ginalee) Nieman, Indianapolis, Jason (Michelle) Nobbe, Austin, TX, four granddaughters; Brenda (Chris) Chapman, Greensburg, Susan (Trev) Wade, Indianapolis, Marsha (Drew) Tindall, Roanoke, IN, Nancy (Josh) Dye, Indianapolis, and 19 great grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 great grandchildren; Isabelle Nobbe, William Nobbe, three brothers; John, William, and Francis Tebbe, and three sisters; Mary Jane Tebbe, Marian Bischoff, and Monica Ruberg.  A rosary service will start at 12:30 pm on Sunday followed by visitation from 1-5 pm. at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 1 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the St. Mary’s Church Building Fund.  Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

LIVE: England vs South Africa

first_imgYokohama, Japan | AFP |  South Africa overpowered England 32-12 with a brutally effective forward display to win their third World Cup in Yokohama on Saturday.The Springboks’ victory was built on a colossal display by their powerhouse pack that allowed fly-half Handre Pollard to kick six penalties before Makazole Mapimpi’s 66th-minute try — the first the Springboks had scored in a World Cup final — and another from fit-again fellow flyer Cheslin Kolbe put the result beyond doubt.Victory ensured South Africa made it three wins from three World Cup final appearances and maintained their record of being crowned champions at 12-year intervals following their 1995 and 2007 triumphs. Share on: WhatsApp Saturday’s win also saw South Africa become the first team to win a World Cup having lost in pool play, with the Springboks beaten by reigning champions New Zealand in their Japan 2019 opener.last_img read more