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post Apr 1 2006, 08:16 PM
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Yep, another nice round number to celebrate. 'Course, this one is slightly bittersweet now that Spirit has lost some mobility. But I remain optimistic that as Spirit crawls slowly through the dust towards McCool Hill, a tiny metallic chip will get lodged somewhere in the inner workings of the wheel and repair the open connection. wheel.gif cool.gif We can but hope.
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post Apr 3 2006, 12:58 PM
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Sojourner was $25m over and above Pathfinder iirc, which at 84 sols as well, is $297k/sol - but would have been approx $3.5m/sol over it's nominal 7 day mission smile.gif

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post Apr 3 2006, 01:26 PM
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I dont have the numbers at the moment,

but how about Marineer 4, 6, 7, 9

and MGS, MO, MEX and the new MRO


TODAY, 2006 April 3, is SOL 800

despite the wheel, lets celebrate

biggrin.gif mars.gif pancam.gif dd.gif pancam.gif mars.gif biggrin.gif
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post Apr 3 2006, 07:56 PM
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Thanks for the statistics, climber et al.
In addition to figure out the cost/Sol of each mission, we should also consider quality and quantity of data transmitted to Earth!
Obviously, thanks to unparalleled mobility and newer technology, MER is for sure well above all the others... do someone knows how many bits were returned by each mission?

PS: about Sol800, maybe we could celebrate it if Sol799Sol small movement will continue...

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