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Update: Spirit and Opportunity

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Scott Lever, Mission manager Mike Seibert, Mission manager Al Herrera, Mission manager
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SPIRIT UPDATE:  Spirit Remains Silent at Troy - sols 2621-2627, May 18-24, 2011:

More than 1,300 commands were radiated to Spirit as part of the recovery effort in an attempt to elicit a response from the rover. No communication has been received from Spirit since Sol 2210 (March 22, 2010). The project concluded the Spirit recovery efforts on May 25, 2011. The remaining, pre-sequenced ultra-high frequency (UHF) relay passes scheduled for Spirit on board the Odyssey orbiter will complete on June 8, 2011.

Total odometry is unchanged at 7,730.50 meters (4.80 miles).

Spirit Update Archive


OPPORTUNITY UPDATE:  A Few Drives and Some Imaging Before Wrapping Up Work Within Marathon Valley - sols 4426-4432, July 06, 2016-July 12, 2016:

Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater, investigating outcrops for evidence of clay minerals.

The rover is nearing the completion of its exploration within Marathon Valley. On Sol 4426 (July 6, 2016), Opportunity drove 51 feet (15.45 meters) to the northwest. As with each drive, the rover collects post-drive Navigation Camera (Navcam) panoramas to support the next drive. The rover used the next sol for a Flash bank readout and some targeted Panoramic Camera (Pancam) imagery. More targeted imagery was also collected over the next two sols.

On Sol 4430 (July 10, 2016), Opportunity drove 27 feet (8.33 meters) towards a rock target of interest. More post-drive Navcam panoramas were collected. On Sol 4432 (July 12, 2016), the rover bumped every-so-slightly (~1 cm) to position for in-situ (contact) work on the rock target.

As of Sol 4432 (July 12, 2016), the solar array energy production is 609.6 watt-hours with an atmospheric opacity (Tau) of 0.596 and a solar array dust factor of 0.718.

Total odometry is 26.68 miles (42.94 kilometers), more than a marathon.

Opportunity Update Archive

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