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Heading south from Cape York, Opportunity's post-conjunction adventures / Sol 3291 - 3387
Phil Stooke
post Apr 27 2013, 08:16 PM
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Time for a new thread... we should be starting up right about now after conjunction, and if no other targets have popped up our plucky rover should be heading south within days. This should be quite a scenic trip, so sit back and enjoy the fun.

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fredk
post Apr 27 2013, 08:53 PM
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Good timing, Phil - the first post-conjuction pics are coming in now:
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...8M1.JPG?sol3285
Now we know the sun's still shining on Mars! laugh.gif
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mhoward
post Apr 27 2013, 09:18 PM
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Technically we haven't seen any images from the last 6 sols or so yet, but I'm going to take a leap of faith and assume those will be coming soon.
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post Apr 29 2013, 11:19 PM
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Opportunity in Standby as Commanding Moratorium Ends

Adding: @mikeseibert on Twitter says "Oppy should be back to regular operations after tomorrow's uplink. #knockonwood" So let's knock on wood.
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post Apr 30 2013, 01:25 AM
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If that's the case I'm off to listen to Tony Orlando... laugh.gif


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post Apr 30 2013, 08:40 AM
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QUOTE (mhoward @ Apr 30 2013, 01:19 AM) *
Adding: @mikeseibert on Twitter says "Oppy should be back to regular operations after tomorrow's uplink. #knockonwood" So let's knock on wood.


And look what's included on "tomorrow's uplink". biggrin.gif

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post Apr 30 2013, 08:57 AM
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As they say on the Internet: "Squee!"
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post Apr 30 2013, 04:49 PM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Apr 30 2013, 12:40 AM) *
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wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif


Actually it will be a teeny tiny drive. In fact it will be my shortest drive ever. So short we had to devise a trick to actually command such a small motion by combining two slightly larger ones. But at least it is wheel.gif

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post Apr 30 2013, 07:11 PM
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Oh well, any wheel.gif is good wheel.gif
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post May 1 2013, 03:19 AM
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This is being widely reported right now:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mer/news/mer20130429.html

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post May 1 2013, 03:41 AM
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So is Oppy up and running, or was that premature optimism and they're still trying to regain control?
tl;dr - smile.gif or unsure.gif ?
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post May 1 2013, 07:40 AM
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I don't think there is any reason to be worried at this point.

I know we're all in withdrawal but hang in there folks, I'm sure we'll get our fix soon. smile.gif


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post May 1 2013, 09:38 PM
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The article has been updated today to confirm that Opportunity has resumed normal operations.

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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project received confirmation from Mars this morning (May 1) that the Opportunity rover is back under ground control, executing a sequence of commands sent by the rover team. Opportunity is no longer in standby automode and has resumed normal operations.


(Still waiting for new images though.)

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post May 1 2013, 10:48 PM
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Our beloved Rover Driver was featured in a bbc article today smile.gif
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post May 3 2013, 03:55 AM
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From the latest PS update, some more details about plans:
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Once Opportunity does leave Matijevic Hill, the plan is for the rover to put her pedal to the metal and drive straight for Solander Point. "We calculated a rapid transit route through the winter strategy planning group, a straight-forward engineering route that would get us to Solander Point in time," Arvidson informed. "The issue is, if we leave in say mid-May roughly, there's just not a whole lot of time to do diversions to scientifically interesting locations. This route allows for a short stop at Nobby's Head so that the rover can take some stereo images of the northern side of hill for engineering characterization of slopes, just in case we need a possible bail-out location for winter, but other than that it's a path that will take Opportunity to Solander as quickly as possible. It's equivalent to what we're doing on Curiosity to get that rover to Mt. Sharp."
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