[meteorite-list] Mars Rover Opportunity Update: February 3-9, 2016
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:04:25 -0800 (PST)
OPPORTUNITY UPDATE: Taking Panoramic Views and Prepping for Science
- sols 4276-4282, February 03, 2016-February 09, 2016:
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour
crater. The rover is up on very steep slopes to reach high-value science
targets on 'Knudsen Ridge.'
For the past week, Opportunity has been collecting extensive Pancam
panoramas of the location all around Knudsen Ridge. One important
purpose is to collect detailed imagery of the surface targets that the
rover will approach next for detailed in-situ (contact) investigation.
As of Sol 4282 (Feb. 9, 2016), the solar array energy production was 493
watt-hours with an atmospheric opacity (Tau) of 0.443 and a solar array
dust factor of 0.675.
Total odometry is 26.51 miles (42.66 kilometers), more than a marathon.
Received on Fri 19 Feb 2016 06:04:25 PM PST