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Opportunity Route Map
Floyd
post Jun 16 2018, 04:56 PM
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Many thanks AJS Rayl for the MER Updates every month. Welcome to posting here on UMSF. However, you will be a Newbie member of UMSF a very long time if you continue at the rate of only one post every ten years smile.gif


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post Jun 19 2018, 12:00 AM
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Q: What does a bored rover driver do?
A: Looks back at the road taken!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcU2XaHunx0&t=1s

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post Jun 20 2018, 05:48 AM
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QUOTE (RoverDriver @ Jun 19 2018, 02:00 AM) *
Q: What does a bored rover driver do?
A: Looks back at the road taken!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcU2XaHunx0&t=1s
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How nice ! And fun too to watch ! Thank you very much Paolo smile.gif
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post Jan 12 2019, 05:57 AM
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Here's a big project I've been working on. I put together a seamless CTX mosaic of the Meridiani Planum landing site and colorized it with HRSC data. The basic version just has Oppy's traverse and its position at the start of each New Year. I did this in Photoshop and the most accurate way I could find was to hand trace the traverse route as a separate layer (It's CTX scale so I don't need to beat Phil's accuracy tongue.gif ).


Opportunity Meridiani Planum Traverse Route

I go to university in New York and wanted to get a sense of the terrestrial scale, so I found a vector roadmap from the NYC planning board and added a scale version of it over the top of the traverse route. Opportunity's starting position is in the Hayden Planetarium and its current (final?) location is about a block shy of overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Rockaway Beach. Would be fun to do with other cities if there was interest and I could track down a vectorized roadmap.


Opportunity Meridiani Planum Traverse - NYC streetmap scale
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post Jan 12 2019, 11:01 PM
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Really beautiful work, Justin.

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post Jan 13 2019, 03:38 AM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jan 13 2019, 10:01 AM) *
Really beautiful work, Justin.

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Seconded! What a wonderful odyssey it has been! May Opportunity's distance record be beaten soon. If not by Opportunity herself (sadly, increasingly unlikely) than by another rover, and not to gain a distance record but as a natural byproduct of compelling scientific exploration.

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post Jan 14 2019, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE (jccwrt @ Jan 11 2019, 09:57 PM) *
...Would be fun to do with other cities if there was interest and I could track down a vectorized roadmap...


Beautiful indeed! I'll venture to guess that many of us on the west coast including myself having never left a footprint on NY regolith would love such a map of our own region, and San Francisco seems a great fit. Naturally the starting location could be Morrison Planetarium at the CA Academy of Sciences, and eyeballing it looks as if Oppy would make it well out of the city to any number of promising outcrops, so if you're interested, here's one perhaps suitable map source
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post Jan 16 2019, 12:11 AM
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QUOTE (atomoid @ Jan 14 2019, 02:00 PM) *
... and San Francisco seems a great fit....


San Francisco has quite steep roads for sure but I don't recall 30 degrees slopes there. laugh.gif

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post Jan 18 2019, 07:54 AM
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QUOTE (RoverDriver @ Jan 15 2019, 04:11 PM) *
San Francisco has quite steep roads for sure but I don't recall 30 degrees slopes there.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ALombar...steepest_street!

Filbert and 22nd both have portions with 31.5 degree slopes.
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post Jan 18 2019, 08:01 AM
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Wonderful: puts the mission's path in perspective - besides a healthy stroll through the streets of NY.
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post Jan 18 2019, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (marsophile @ Jan 17 2019, 11:54 PM) *
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ALombar...steepest_street!

Filbert and 22nd both have portions with 31.5 degree slopes.


Percent grade is not the same as degrees. According to this, the steepest road is in NZ and is 19 deg or 35% grade. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Street

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post Feb 14 2019, 12:25 PM
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Does this sound right as a final position?


219'41"S
520'38"W
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