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Paolo's Plunge, First dip into Victoria
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post Sep 11 2007, 09:30 PM
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and a other 360° projection with front and rear cam

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post Sep 11 2007, 09:30 PM
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sol 1291 R0 1x3:




L0 1x3 here


All the images have sky-flat dusty lens corrections.
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post Sep 11 2007, 10:01 PM
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You know, I think we may have gone further in than the tracks suggest. The tracks end where the surface transitions to rock and so Oppy could have gone further without making any (hazcam visible) tracks.

The tracking database suggests that Oppy backed up ~3.8m, that's over twice her length, out from inside Victoria (and about 70cm vertical decent/ascent). This could be inaccurate if there had been much slippage but it doesn't look that way to me as both the in and out data are consistent.

EDIT: A quick bit of photogrammetry seems to confirm this, objects are about 3m closer in the mid-drive pancams than in the end of drive navcams.

Oppy really did go right into Victoria! smile.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif

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post Sep 11 2007, 11:06 PM
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I can't wait to get a look at that tracking data. Later this evening... biggrin.gif
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post Sep 12 2007, 12:10 AM
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Mars rover begins risky downward drive
Opportunity takes a ‘toe dip’ into the biggest crater it’s ever visited

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20726395/
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post Sep 12 2007, 12:51 AM
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QUOTE (alan @ Sep 12 2007, 12:10 AM) *


Hmm... that mosaic looks suspiciously non-JPL.
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post Sep 12 2007, 12:56 AM
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I don't know how accurate the tracking data is, but I know I like it wink.gif





And it looks about right to me, actually.
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post Sep 12 2007, 01:42 AM
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On closer inspection, I agree it looks like there was some slippage on the way out. And yet the tracking data seems to be about right. I think we are currently parked on top of the drift, so maybe we didn't make it out quite all the way yet. Looking forward to some more images or news.

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post Sep 12 2007, 02:20 AM
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Ah, looks like the news is already here. That's what I get for not checking the official site.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2007-99b
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post Sep 12 2007, 04:29 AM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Sep 11 2007, 04:42 AM) *
Not going to make a huge deal out of it... many moving and powerful words will be written elsewhere today about both the event itself and the anniversary... but I think it will be very fitting, in a way, if Oppy drives into VC today, carrying with her a small piece of one of the Twin Towers, as described in Steve's excellent book.

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Hope no-one minds me pointing that out, but I thought we should mark the anniversary in some way.
Right, go get 'em Oppy! We're with you! smile.gif
Stu: ...many powerful words, indeed. Thank you very much for pointing out the significance of this date for the crater entry, and the special metal samples carried by each rover. Although it was intended to be a "quiet tribute," the fact that it wasn't noted elsewhere today is sad.


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post Sep 12 2007, 07:23 AM
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Damn, these freakin' rovers!! They put such a smile on my face. Nearly four years on and they're still going. No dunes, sandstorms, or Martian winters can stop these badasses.
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post Sep 13 2007, 03:31 AM
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Here's a little video of Paolo's Plunge, according to the tracking data. I'll do a nicer one sometime.
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post Sep 13 2007, 08:19 AM
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Ok. Sol 1291 was the day in which Opportunity moved into and out of this slope.
But when will be the day to go IN to stay there? It's today, sol 1293!

CODE
01293::p1151::04::2::0::0::2::0::4::front_hazcam_idd_unstow_doc
01293::p1212::09::2::0::0::2::0::4::front_haz_ultimate_2_bpp_pri15
01293::p1312::07::2::0::0::2::0::4::rear_haz_ultimate_2_bpp_pri15
01293::p1909::08::8::0::0::8::0::16::navcam_4x1_RVRAZ_0_Elneg17_3bpp
01293::p2361::12::6::0::0::6::1::13::pancam_duck_bay_change_detection_L256
01293::p2362::12::16::0::0::16::2::34::pancam_drive_dir_4x1_L257R1
01293::p2363::12::8::0::0::8::2::18::pancam_drive_target_L257R1


The images might hit the exploratorium around 20:35 UTC.
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post Sep 13 2007, 01:19 PM
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Because of Iapetus I still haven't got a dust compensation flat fielding routine up and running, so this isn't great.

It is however our first view taken from inside Victoria and shows (I think) a good part of the ground the Oppy will be driving over on this first decent.



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post Sep 13 2007, 01:50 PM
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QUOTE (jamescanvin @ Sep 13 2007, 01:19 PM) *
Because of Iapetus I still haven't got a dust compensation flat fielding routine up and running, so this isn't great.


When you get said dust compensation routine up and running, some of use would be interested in hearing the technical details... rolleyes.gif
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