They both landed successfully and Ingenuity was deployed. Perseverance drove away, and then failed. Could Ingenuity survive on its own?


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No. Perseverance is the communications relay for Ingenuity.

Ingenuity uses essentially ZigBee to communicate, the same protocol that possibly your smart bulbs use. ZigBee has a range of about 300m line-of-sight without obstructions which is just a tiny bit too short for communicating with Earth.


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