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Beyond Lewis and Clark Gap, Sol 4482- (September 2, 2016-)
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post Yesterday, 05:02 PM
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I understand now why the original route goes (also) near the fresh crater, steepless route.


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QUOTE (Floyd @ Mar 27 2017, 09:22 AM) *
Opportunity's solar panels look like wings of a squirrel suit, but do you think they will be any good for base jumping?


Opportunity and Spirit's solar panel wing shape has always reminded me of the wings of a B-2 Stealth bomber. I wouldn't try base jumping to try it out though....I heard somewhere awhile back that because of it's stereo vision based autonomy, You can send a command to tell it to drive off a cliff and Oppy will detect the cliff and stop or ignore the command all together. It will try and find away around it and if it can't, will stop and wait for further instructions. If autonav was disabled though, could be possible I suppose? Paolo or Doug?

Of coarse I'm not suggesting anything...
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Yup - you can set tilt limits (that would get triggered early off a cliff) - every drive gets those. If AutoNav is on, it would see something like that as a hazard and stop - depending on what parameters you gave it.

I think this was simply a blind drive to the edge of the previous NavCam mesh though. That's what usually gets you the most bang per buck (meters per Whr)

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