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The western route, 5th leg after stop at Absecon / Reeds Bay
Tesheiner
post Jul 11 2009, 05:57 PM
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Time for a new thread.
After moving southwards for ages, the "detour" by the western path has started with a 60+ meters drive on sol 1942.
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There are no images yet --they should be available on the next update-- so this image was calculated solely based on the rover's mobility info. I'll update the route map later.
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post Jul 12 2009, 03:03 AM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Jul 11 2009, 11:57 AM) *
After moving southwards for ages, the "detour" by the western path has started with a 60+ meters drive on sol 1942.


Whoa, didn't realize Oppy was ready to move! I thought the integration at Absecon would take a few more sols. Kinda sad that it looks like we won't get to see the small Talisman crater on the approach. Is there a projected path for the western route (ustrax's route was amazingly prescient, so now I'm lost).

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post Jul 12 2009, 05:18 AM
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So, on this last leg to the Martian west, across mostly pavement, what were the Right Front wheel's currents like?
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post Jul 12 2009, 08:46 AM
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QUOTE (Marz @ Jul 12 2009, 04:03 AM) *
Is there a projected path for the western route (ustrax's route was amazingly prescient, so now I'm lost).


I made a quick guess here a while back. I don't have Ustrax's gift though. wink.gif

The 'official' route hasn't been made public yet.

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post Jul 12 2009, 03:34 PM
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I thought we would have had a revised TraxMap ™ by now. wink.gif
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post Jul 13 2009, 08:49 AM
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QUOTE (BrianL @ Jul 12 2009, 04:34 PM) *
I thought we would have had a revised TraxMap ™ by now. wink.gif


By your special request... wink.gif
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Paths converge once more...not in the direction I expected (no-more-spines please!) but the important thing is that...we're roving! smile.gif


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post Jul 13 2009, 11:52 AM
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Ustrax: "...not in the direction I expected..."

That got me thinking about taking the western route...laugh.gif
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Just for laughs folks. I'm sure that Oppy doesn't think that there are "settlements over there". rolleyes.gif
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post Jul 13 2009, 01:21 PM
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I meant really revised, Rui. What's your take on where the westward route will run?
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post Jul 13 2009, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE (BrianL @ Jul 13 2009, 02:21 PM) *
I meant really revised, Rui. What's your take on where the westward route will run?


Haven't tought about that Brian...here's the original image of my proposed route with a rough sketch of the westward route in orange...:
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I still prefer the Eastward one... tongue.gif


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post Jul 13 2009, 04:36 PM
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nice view
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post Jul 13 2009, 05:32 PM
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QUOTE (MarkG @ Jul 12 2009, 07:18 AM) *
So, on this last leg to the Martian west, across mostly pavement, what were the Right Front wheel's currents like?

I would be interested in the answer to that question, too ...

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post Jul 13 2009, 05:49 PM
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You just beat me to it, Alan. You're right, fantastic view!

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post Jul 13 2009, 06:21 PM
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<clink> <clink>

What are those hills and how far away are they? Have they always been visible and I just haven't been paying attention?

Edit: Wait a minute, what direction is that? If that's east, then obviously that's our goal. When I first looked at it, I thought these were some new shots in the direction we're heading.
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post Jul 13 2009, 06:29 PM
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QUOTE (BrianL @ Jul 13 2009, 07:21 PM) *
<clink> <clink>


Oh boy...this is going to be a long night...ahahah
http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...st&id=18432
From my ignorant perspective (I am sure James will come up with the right answer...) we can see Cook near the center and elevation to its left (Molyneaux) , we can also see the twin peaks (Banks and Solander) on the North rim but what's new are all those hills to the left... smile.gif
Are we seing the West/South part of the rim? Edgecombe and friends? smile.gif


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post Jul 13 2009, 06:52 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, guys, these are great views!

The most prominent peaks on the far left in these images are on the near (west) rim of Endeavour. All the fainter peaks are the rim of Iazu crater behind Endeavour. We've had similar views before, but the air is looking clearer now. Compare the latest view:

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...PGP2599L5M1.JPG

with the view from sol 1898:

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all...3AP2356L6M1.JPG
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