The Ingenuity helicopter uses the same processor as the Fairphone 2

NASA‘s Ingenuity helicopter, which is slated to make its maiden voyage on the red planet on April 14, is powered by Snapdragon’s 801 processor — the same chip used by a slew of phones released in 2014 and 2015.

“There’s no fly-by wire, there’s nobody remote controlling, so most of the intelligence has to be done on the platform,”


But is it as modular? :stuck_out_tongue: thanks for sharing :slight_smile:

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Modular? Only if Perseverance has stowed spare parts :sunglasses: , but they did manage to update the software!

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