Monthly Archives: June 2010

Naming the faraway hills…

Finally, FINALLY we have names for some of the features visible on the horizon! :-) :-) A few weeks ago, Oppy took a series of multiple images of the hills, the idea being for the MER team’s image wizards to … Continue reading

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Looking to the future…

We all know – even if we don’t like to think about it! – that the Mars Exploration Rovers aren’t immortal. One day, one sad, sad day, they will stop working, and the epic MER mission will be over. Spirit … Continue reading

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Ahead – the Hills of Endeavour…!

Oppy continues to roll on eastwards, and a new batch of images sent back to Earth provides us with an – ahem – opportunity to follow her progress. 2280 days into her 90 day mission, Oppy now has a quite … Continue reading

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Moving on…

Oppy is moving steadily eastwards now, knocking tens of metres off her almost 12km journey each day now. Here’s where she was 2276 sols, or days, into her 90 day mission… You can see from that chart thats’s now well … Continue reading

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Heading east…

Hello! Yes, I’m still here! :-) I haven’t updated the “Road” recently because there has been a real dearth of pictures coming back – the image pipeline was well and truly bunged-up with Exploratorium problems here on Earth and mechanical … Continue reading

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Where are we – and where are we going..?

With Oppy currently taking a bit of a breather, while the MER team take a look at an “issue” with one of her motors, I thought it might be a good time to take a closer look at just where … Continue reading

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How far has Oppy left to go..?

The answer to that is “about 11km”, but that’s hard to visualise on the images of Meridiani taken from orbit by the various orbiters which have photographed this part of Mars. Thankfully, “walfy“, another of the members of the unmannedspaceflight.com … Continue reading

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