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Spirit now living longer than Viking 2
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post Aug 14 2007, 03:51 AM
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There are more, gradually improving tau measurements on Dr. Lemmon's dust devil movie page. He also notes that Happy VL2 Day for Spirit was sol 1282.
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*) Sol 1282 : Happy VL2 day to Spirit! By completing sol 1282, Spirit surpassed Viking Lander 2 for longevity on Mars. VL2 operated from sol 0 to 1280; Spirit's mission counts from sol 1.


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post Aug 14 2007, 01:44 PM
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And Spirit has now surpassed the 100k image mark biggrin.gif

http://marsrover.nasa.gov/gallery/all/spirit.html
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post Aug 14 2007, 08:27 PM
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QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Aug 11 2007, 07:20 AM) *
According to wikipedia info:
I personally don't believe that at least one of the rovers will live longer than Viking 1 ( the other lander ).

How many sols did Viking 1 last?
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post Aug 14 2007, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE (alan @ Aug 14 2007, 09:27 PM) *
How many sols did Viking 1 last?


2245

Still a way to go...

Ha! I admit didn't remember the exact number of sols off hand so i looked on Wikipedia. I then went back and looked at what reference they had, only to find it links to a UMSF thread, where I gave the answer last time!


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post Aug 15 2007, 12:20 AM
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The WWW thus becomes a loop (dare I say an orbit?) around UMSFers! biggrin.gif Now, here's my plan...


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post Aug 15 2007, 04:16 AM
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That's an interesting story, James, to find a reference linked back to yourself here. In my experience, the UMSF forum frequently floats to the top of the list when I google space topics of interest to me.


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post Aug 15 2007, 07:57 AM
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Quite often I'll be researching for a talk, and googling for a subject - only to find myself linked into UMSF again... 'NO...I KNOW that bit already!' smile.gif

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post Aug 20 2007, 08:59 PM
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post Aug 25 2007, 10:17 AM
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QUOTE (jamescanvin @ Aug 14 2007, 11:42 PM) *
2245

To be fair, we can also consider the sum of V1+V2 to be compared to the sum Spirit+Oppy so, it'll be less than another 500 sols for the MERS to beat the VIKINGS.
Any MERS in Minnesota ? biggrin.gif


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post Aug 25 2007, 03:56 PM
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Colourful tribute to the occasion here.
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post Sep 2 2007, 10:35 AM
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It's now the afternoon of B1282 and so Oppy outlives Viking 2 as well. pancam.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif

Roll on A1774/B1754 (I think) to break the combined sols mark. smile.gif

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post Sep 16 2007, 09:19 AM
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The Viking spacecraft hardware:

Viking 1: Launched 20 August 1975
Viking 1 lander:
Touch down: 20 July 1976
Shut down: mid November 1982
Viking 1 orbiter powered down on 17 August 1980 (1400 orbits)

Viking2: Launched 9 September 1975
Viking 2 lander:
Touch down: 3 September 1976
Shut down: mid April 1980
Viking 2 orbiter powered down on 25 July 1978 (706 orbits)

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post Sep 16 2007, 02:45 PM
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QUOTE (jamescanvin @ Sep 2 2007, 05:35 AM) *
Roll on A1774/B1754 (I think) to break the combined sols mark. smile.gif

My first reaction to that statement was "Gods, that's another 500 sols!" My second reaction to it is "Gee -- only another 500 sols?"

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post Oct 8 2007, 08:04 PM
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Yesterday, Today or Tomorrow, depending if you live in New Zealand or Hawaii rolleyes.gif , MER will get to 4 Martian years roving on Mars wheel.gif


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post Oct 10 2007, 01:24 AM
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These rovers are incredible. I propose we change Spirit's name to Old Faithful and Opportunity's to Slightly-Less-Old Faithful. laugh.gif
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