IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

11 Pages V  « < 5 6 7 8 9 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
Phoenix - End of Mission
robspace54
post Nov 12 2008, 06:53 PM
Post #91


Junior Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 55
Joined: 1-May 06
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member No.: 758



Mars Pathfinder lived from July 4, 1997 to October 7, 1997 (95 days / 93 sols). The Sojourner rover may actually have stayed active a bit longer in survival mode.

Phoenix lasted from May 25, 2008 to November 2, 2008 (161 days / 157 sols). I think that Phoenix was a very respectable mission. Now if we only had an astronaut available to scrape the ice out of the scoop...

Rob
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
imipak
post Nov 12 2008, 08:58 PM
Post #92


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 645
Joined: 23-December 05
From: Forest of Dean
Member No.: 617



QUOTE (Stu @ Nov 12 2008, 01:12 PM) *
Nice video tribute here...


(`-) *hem, hem*. What a great excuse for a swift perspective and slimline-tonic with-ice-but-no-lemon. Thanks!






--------------------
--
Viva software libre!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
tedstryk
post Nov 12 2008, 09:54 PM
Post #93


Interplanetary Dumpster Diver
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 4392
Joined: 17-February 04
From: Powell, TN
Member No.: 33



QUOTE (robspace54 @ Nov 12 2008, 06:53 PM) *
Phoenix lasted from May 25, 2008 to November 2, 2008 (161 days / 157 sols). I think that Phoenix was a very respectable mission. Now if we only had an astronaut available to scrape the ice out of the scoop...

Rob


I would add that comparing the life of Phoenix to the other Martian landers isn't really fair. Being solar powered in the polar region, it had more working against it than the failure of critical components (which never happened) and accumulation of dust on its solar panels.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ustrax
post Nov 12 2008, 11:46 PM
Post #94


Special Cookie
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2168
Joined: 6-April 05
From: Sintra | Portugal
Member No.: 228



QUOTE (Stu @ Nov 12 2008, 12:12 PM) *
Nice video tribute here...


Ain't got the words to describe my feelings watching that video...when the HiRISE image appeared it was time for a tremendous shower over the laptop...damn...why do this things have to be so freaking beautifully dramatic?...I'll miss you Phoenix...


--------------------
"Ride, boldly ride," The shade replied, "If you seek for Eldorado!"
Edgar Alan Poe
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Stu
post Nov 12 2008, 11:56 PM
Post #95


The Poet Dude
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 5551
Joined: 15-March 04
From: Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Member No.: 60



QUOTE (ustrax @ Nov 12 2008, 11:46 PM) *
when the HiRISE image appeared it was time for a tremendous shower over the laptop...


You meant tears, right? blink.gif laugh.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
FIN Mars
post Nov 14 2008, 05:32 PM
Post #96


Junior Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 29
Joined: 6-April 06
From: Finland > Turku
Member No.: 733



Well... R.I.P Phoenix - that was short but beautiful story...

But I would like see HiRiSe photos at the Phoenix when there is middle winter in the Mars. Interesting to see that will it be covered by the snow and Ice?



Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
djellison
post Nov 14 2008, 09:31 PM
Post #97


Administrator
****

Group: Chairman
Posts: 14153
Joined: 8-February 04
Member No.: 1



QUOTE (FIN Mars @ Nov 14 2008, 05:32 PM) *
But I would like see HiRiSe photos at the Phoenix when there is middle winter in the Mars.


You mean...when it's...dark?

Good luck with imaging smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Guest_Zvezdichko_*
post Nov 14 2008, 09:34 PM
Post #98





Guests






smile.gif Themis IR imaging tongue.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
James Sorenson
post Nov 15 2008, 01:35 AM
Post #99


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 647
Joined: 21-December 07
From: Clatskanie, Oregon
Member No.: 3988



Good luck with themis to tongue.gif smile.gif .
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
tedstryk
post Nov 15 2008, 02:36 AM
Post #100


Interplanetary Dumpster Diver
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 4392
Joined: 17-February 04
From: Powell, TN
Member No.: 33



I know MOC took some images using the twilight from sunlight hitting the upper atmosphere during the winter. However, these images were heavily binned. I am not sure if HIRISE could pull this off with a signal to noise ratio good enough to detect Phoenix.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
James Sorenson
post Nov 15 2008, 03:03 AM
Post #101


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 647
Joined: 21-December 07
From: Clatskanie, Oregon
Member No.: 3988



I asked this question awhile ago, but I dont think It got answered. Im wondering if there has ever been any observation's done with any of the orbiters of the phoenix landing site, or close of past seasonal ice buildup in the winter?. I have yet to find any images of that.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Fran Ontanaya
post Nov 15 2008, 04:18 PM
Post #102


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 292
Joined: 22-September 08
From: Spain
Member No.: 4350



There's one HiRISE image labeled "Phoenix Landing Site Nighttime Photometry" with phase angle 92.7º:
http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/PSP_009284_2915

And, all these images are around Phoenix Landing Site:
http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/geographikos...=233&q4=235

I.e.: http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/PSP_007418_2485



--------------------
"I can easily see still in my mind’s-eye the beautiful clusters of these berries as they appeared to me..., when I came upon an undiscovered bed of them... – the rich clusters drooping in the shade there and bluing all the ground" -- Thoreau
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Vultur
post Nov 15 2008, 07:53 PM
Post #103


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 202
Joined: 9-September 08
Member No.: 4334



I can never keep the Martian seasons straight - is it almost a year till the sun rises again and we can see the ice buildup?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
01101001
post Nov 15 2008, 09:23 PM
Post #104


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 101
Joined: 29-January 06
Member No.: 667



QUOTE (Vultur @ Nov 15 2008, 12:53 PM) *
I can never keep the Martian seasons straight - is it almost a year till the sun rises again and we can see the ice buildup?


The press-release image, Declining sunlight for Phoenix lander graphs over a few Earth years, showing the hours of sunlight, and noting Phoenix-mission sol numbers, and a few earth dates.

First sunlight looks to come about mission sol 400, middle of the ice encasement. I don't know when there'd actually be enough light at the right time to image the ice from orbit. It's about a year from now when Phoenix will be in vernal equinox and encasement will be waning.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
BrianL
post Nov 16 2008, 05:05 AM
Post #105


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 530
Joined: 21-March 06
From: Canada
Member No.: 721



Just wait for a full moon from Deimos or Phobos to brighten things up. laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

11 Pages V  « < 5 6 7 8 9 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th March 2019 - 07:38 AM
RULES AND GUIDELINES
Please read the Forum Rules and Guidelines before posting.

IMAGE COPYRIGHT
Images posted on UnmannedSpaceflight.com may be copyrighted. Do not reproduce without permission. Read here for further information on space images and copyright.

OPINIONS AND MODERATION
Opinions expressed on UnmannedSpaceflight.com are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UnmannedSpaceflight.com or The Planetary Society. The all-volunteer UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderation team is wholly independent of The Planetary Society. The Planetary Society has no influence over decisions made by the UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderators.
SUPPORT THE FORUM
Unmannedspaceflight.com is a project of the Planetary Society and is funded by donations from visitors and members. Help keep this forum up and running by contributing here.