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Phil Stooke
post Jul 14 2016, 06:59 PM
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Map updated to sol 1400 with a few corrections on the recent drives.

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post Jul 15 2016, 07:45 PM
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Sol 1401 - a drive south and then southwest a bit, nicely revealed by tracks.

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post Jul 16 2016, 07:22 PM
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It's time for one of my very infrequent overview maps of activities in the last 150 sols. The square grid has 100 m spacing, with distance labels counted from the landing site. Despite the fact that the bases are orthophotos which should remove relief distortion, there are always residual distortions, so the grid line positions may be slightly off, but they give a reasonable estimate of distances from the landing site. Black dots are end of drive positions, white squares are the main science stops (basically anything involving the arm, including DRT, MAHLI and APXS, but possibly I have missed one or two sites where only MAHLI was used).

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post Jul 20 2016, 09:28 PM
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On the road again! Sol 1405, around the corner and up to the southern edge of Bimbe.

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post Jul 22 2016, 10:29 PM
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It took me longer than I expected to "come back to operations". After some vacation I found myself really busy. Then things pile up. There was a lot to catch up with, here and in other threads. With recourse to Phil's maps, the JPL site, and Paul and Jan's images, I managed to finally update MSL's route to sol 1405.

I did notice the route change for sol 1376, from the images posted for sol 1378 and for sol 1383, but I did not implement it. PDS release 12, due on August 1st, will not cover up to that sol, but Release 13, due on December 5, will. If the change is in that data I'll pick it up automatically.

Fernando

Update to sol 1405: Attached File  The_Martian_Way_MSL_Curiosity_Sol_1405_2016JUL22.kmz ( 406.72K ) Number of downloads: 201
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post Jul 25 2016, 05:50 PM
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We had a good drive to the southwest, nearly 60 m, as Midnight Planets informed us. Here is the updated map. The path is only a guess so far.

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post Jul 27 2016, 01:34 PM
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Update to sol 1410 plus provisional to sol 1412 (based on some poorly stitched images).
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Attached File  The_Martian_Way_MSL_Curiosity_Sol_1412_2016JUL27.kmz ( 408.58K ) Number of downloads: 199
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post Jul 28 2016, 04:23 AM
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Update to sol 1412. I may have been only 10 cm out in my distance (see other thread) but I was 20 m out in my tentative location, so it was a pure fluke. Good job I refrained from posting until Tim Parker at JPL could set me straight.

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post Jul 29 2016, 06:53 PM
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This time a good position, but a guessed path. Sol 1414.

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post Aug 2 2016, 05:08 PM
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Update to sol 1417. I have extended this to include Sossus Vlei, which had been promoted as a second dune study site (Bridges et al. abstract at LPSC) but which looks as if it may be bypassed now.

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post Aug 6 2016, 03:04 AM
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It was four years ago today ...

Update to sol 1417. Congratulations to the team and Many Happy Returns, Curiosity.

Attached File  The_Martian_Way_MSL_Curiosity_Sol_1417_2016AUG06.kmz ( 409.1K ) Number of downloads: 174
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post Aug 6 2016, 08:19 AM
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Excuse me, with what application opens this file ".kmz" please ? Thank you !


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post Aug 6 2016, 09:38 AM
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QUOTE (Geopardy @ Aug 6 2016, 04:19 PM) *
Excuse me, with what application opens this file ".kmz" please ? Thank you !

The file opens in 'Google Earth' when installed on a computer. It does not run on mobile operating systems which use a cut down version of Google Earth. So install Google Earth, then double click the .zmz file, Google Earth will do the rest.
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post Aug 6 2016, 01:55 PM
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Hello Geopardy!

You may want to see, on this forum, Posts #494, #661, #666, #676 and #693 on what the KMZ file is and how to use it, and Posts #564, #652, #767 and #797 as examples of what can be done with it.
For a companion file, with proposed routes, please see Posts #691 and #742.
Enjoy!


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post Aug 6 2016, 02:34 PM
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Here is MSL "Curiosity"'s full 4-year traverse, with some milestones and major locations.
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