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Opportunity Route Map
Phil Stooke
post Nov 3 2016, 12:13 AM
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We must be nearing the end of activities at Spirit Mound. Here's an updated map.

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post Nov 7 2016, 05:51 PM
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And we're off! Heading out on the next great adventure (AKA serious science).

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post Nov 9 2016, 05:41 PM
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Another very small move on sol 4548.

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post Nov 11 2016, 03:56 PM
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Update to sol 4550, climbing uphill a bit around the base of the rocky hill.

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post Nov 12 2016, 03:58 PM
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Im confused. I thought Jpl planning to drive up to features that resemble Gullies.

Is this still in plans?
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post Nov 12 2016, 06:55 PM
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Hey Decepticon,

Back of the envelope...
The gully in question is about a half mile away ( call it 2600 feet -- as a Mars crow flies )
Opportunity has traversed 27 miles in 4550 sols ( an average of 31.3 feet per sol -- which is about half the distance down a bowling alley)
So, OPPY can fly there in roughly 83 days -- about three months (mid Feb 2017)

BUT... the actual distance OPPY will maneuver around 'mars stuff' will be 1.5X? (3,900 feet) - its kind of fractal-ly
And there will be things JPL will want stop and investigate along the way.

So the absolute average fastest time to get there will be 125 days ( 4 months -- mid March 2017)
My best guess for the earliest arrival at the gully is 182 days (a full half year) Roughly May 15, 2017 -- and that is optimistic! (Dust storms, seasons, malfunctions, discoveries, you name it)

It's still in the plans, it just takes awhile... Has JPL published any kind of dates for this adventure?

(BTW: you and I could hike over there in less than an hour)


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post Nov 13 2016, 01:33 AM
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Wow Thanks for those details. smile.gif
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post Nov 14 2016, 05:59 PM
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I'd like to make a request for the full Oppy traverse map from day one to today. Thanks ahead of time.
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post Nov 14 2016, 08:26 PM
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What you are asking for does not really exist. The closest you can get to a very detailed map of the whole route is (purely coincidentally) my book! Atlas of Mars Exploration, vol. 2 - alas, rather expensive. However, I might be able to make something that works for this. Let me think about it.

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post Nov 14 2016, 08:40 PM
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I guess this was what I was looking for just for a frame of reference. Would be nice to get one of these every so often just to gauge full progress:
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OK, I see what you mean. I thought you meant a much more detailed map.

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post Nov 14 2016, 10:25 PM
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In case you havent tried it, its worth mentioning that someone out there is still keeping the Oppy traverse path up to date:
Launch Google Earth and go to View > Explore > Mars, open the 'Layers" panel on left and open Mars Gallery > Rovers and Landers and double-click on "MER Opportunity Rover (USA)"
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More detail would be great but would have to be limited to inset blowups.
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post Nov 14 2016, 10:32 PM
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Thanks for the google earth tip!
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post Nov 15 2016, 01:31 AM
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Map update to sol 4552, a small move near Pompy's Tower, probably to find a better path through the block field here.

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