Scientists from NASA and the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have reported that the long-awaited maiden flight of the Ingenuity helicopter over Mars has been postponed.
Scientists hoped to conduct the first controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet on Sunday.
However, due to problems that arose last week, the planned flight was no longer possible.
The lab said in a statement that scientists have found a software solution to the problem, but that it will take time to implement.
It is not yet known when the tiny helicopter will make its first brief flight, but it is likely next week, the statement noted.