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Best tools for mapping rover "sol counts" to Earth calendar days
craigmcg
post Dec 17 2013, 08:47 PM
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I am not a professional space explorer, but an avid follower. Frequently I see posts, images, etc. that refer to "sol xyz." I was wondering what the best tools out there are to map between a particular sol and a calendar date?

For example, has any one through about a google calendar that displayed the rover sols overlayed on a calendar? I realize that each sol would start at a different time each day, but that time could be displayed.

I am also familiar with:

http://msl-curiosity.requio.com/
http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/mars24/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mars-clock/id532009322

But last I checked these mapped my current time on Earth to the current time of rovers on mars.

Oh, and I guess we also need to include Chang'e 3 sols now too...
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Phil Stooke
post Dec 17 2013, 08:55 PM
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Curiosity data:

https://an.rsl.wustl.edu/msl/mslbrowser/tab.aspx?t=MS


Spirit and Opportunity data:

http://an.rsl.wustl.edu/mer/merbrowser/his...hist&m=MERB


you can download tables listing all sols with a matching Earth date.


For the Moon we typically use Earth dates.

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fredk
post Dec 17 2013, 09:14 PM
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This site gives you earth UT for each sol for MSL:
http://curiosityrover.com/sundata/
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