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PaulH51
post Mar 1 2021, 06:48 AM
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2 days - 2 scoops!
Preparations for SEIS tether burial?

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post Mar 1 2021, 08:27 AM
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QUOTE (PaulH51 @ Mar 1 2021, 07:48 AM) *
2 days - 2 scoops!
Preparations for SEIS tether burial?


Looks like it. I saw only one scoop a few hours ago smile.gif .
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QUOTE (MahFL @ Mar 1 2021, 04:27 PM) *
Looks like it. I saw only one scoop a few hours ago smile.gif .

Hot off the press smile.gif

Someone shared this with me after I posted here: from Twitter after the 1st scoop (roughly translated from French)
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First step of scraping the regolith! Several methods will be tested to form the piles in which the scoop will collect the material that will be deposited on the cable (tether), at specific locations....

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The second trench, on sol 803, was made with three passes of the scoop. The first trench used only one.

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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Mar 3 2021, 05:37 AM) *
The second trench, on sol 803, was made with three passes of the scoop. The first trench used only one.

Seems we may have a timeline for the first 'dump' on the tether smile.gif Twitter
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~10 days to go until first dump on SEIS tether ! Hard hats on !
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