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Opportunity Route Map
Phil Stooke
post Oct 10 2017, 09:26 AM
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You may be right!

A drive uphill on sol 4874, back to a prominent groove which was imaged a few sols ago. Although it's close to my 45 km marker, you should be aware that the marker is only approximately located.

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post Oct 21 2017, 07:32 PM
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I am ignoring the small move on sol 4883, which was uphill about 40 cm and down about the same amount resulting in no net change to speak of. On sol 4885 we moved about 3 m downslope again. This map has a few minor corrections to the path.

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post Oct 26 2017, 08:10 PM
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Another 3 m or so downslope on sol 4890. EDIT - no, I plotted the vector backwards, they went back uphill. Map correction will follow very shortly. EDIT - now corrected!

PS thanks Fredk for pointing out my mistake.

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post Oct 29 2017, 06:15 PM
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Here is the final result of that mapping I was illustrating in the other thread. The surface images (after a few additions) were roughly fitted to HiRISE features... NOT with the benefit of a detailed DTM, just warping to match features reasonably well. Now the detailed movements can be plotted more reliably. LOcations here are fixed by locating rover wheels in the hazcam views.

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post Nov 15 2017, 01:08 AM
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A drive on sol 4907 to another part of the rocky outcrop.

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post Nov 28 2017, 08:47 PM
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We drove again on sol 4922, nearly 15 m further down the valley.

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post Dec 12 2017, 01:39 AM
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Strolling down the valley again on sol 4934... towards a very interesting-looking area with a divided channel and a bar or island-type structure.

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post Dec 24 2017, 09:28 PM
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No new drive yet but a new close-up map of this area.

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post Jan 4 2018, 08:36 PM
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As Fredk said in another thread, we are taking the northern route around the elongated feature in the channel. The new pictures suggest it is a rock outcrop which diverted flow rather than a depositional feature (bar), though it has since weathered until it may no longer be a positive relief feature.

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post Jan 20 2018, 11:34 PM
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Update to sol 4968, with a drive to the north to look at some rocks.

I noticed that the scale on the previous version of this map was incorrect - it had been pasted in but not rescaled properly. This should be good now.

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post Jan 23 2018, 11:27 PM
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About a 1 m drive on sol 4975 to interesting rocks on the edge of a smooth depression.

I realize now how much I have come to rely on Midnight Planets. I hope its current difficulties will be resolved. It's an amazing resource, and I would say a model for how JPL might structure its rover image sites in future.

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post Jan 23 2018, 11:59 PM
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Luckily http://curiosityrover.com/ is back in operation again.
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post Feb 5 2018, 08:31 PM
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No move, but an updated map. Locations of many named features are still uncertain to me at this stage.

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post Feb 7 2018, 07:17 PM
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We had a drive of a few meters on sol 4990, backing out of the rocky area we were just looking at. My impression is that the drive covered less distance than expected, probably because of wheel slip on the rough sloping terrain.

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post Feb 7 2018, 07:59 PM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Feb 7 2018, 11:17 AM) *
We had a drive of a few meters on sol 4990, backing out of the rocky area we were just looking at. My impression is that the drive covered less distance than expected, probably because of wheel slip on the rough sloping terrain.
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Actually the goal of the Sol 4990 drive was to change heading towards a rock to the North Wall. Since we did not have enough room to maneuver forwards, we did a setup drive backwards. The Sol 4991 did a forward bump which stopped a tad earlier to ensure we still have enough room to get to the intended target. The final bump to have the target in the IDD work plane should hopefully happen soon, maybe by this weekend?

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