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(Trying to) Leave WH3 Behind
mhoward
post Mar 6 2009, 09:43 PM
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Spirit sols 1837 & 1839 - two positions combined into one Navcam panorama.
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Kind of tells the whole story after Winter Haven, to date. Well almost, anyway; it doesn't capture the turn on sol 1839.
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post Mar 6 2009, 09:44 PM
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Today's downlink has really nice pictures; the atmosphere is quite clear making the view of the walls of Gusev crater really beautiful. (Stu, you will like those ones)
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/spirit/navcam/2009-03-06/

What puzzles me is that these navcam images taken after a drive are usually pointing towards the planned path, so ... are we no longer going to the NE corner but to the West Valley? huh.gif
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mhoward
post Mar 6 2009, 09:48 PM
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I'm guessing they wanted to capture a whole Navcam pan, but also needed to keep moving.
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post Mar 7 2009, 09:59 AM
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You are right.
It looks like that mosaic wasn't taken for drive planning purposes. And looking to today's imaging plan, the drive attempts by the NE path keep going.

01841::p0665::03::10::0::0::10::0::20::navcam_5x1_az_108_3_bpp
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01841::p1314::00::2::0::0::2::0::4::rear_haz_ultimate_4bpp_pri15
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post Mar 7 2009, 12:27 PM
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A little old, but a pano on the very dusty solar panels of Spirit


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vikingmars
post Mar 7 2009, 10:51 PM
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FULL INLINE QUOTE REMOVED - ADMIN
smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif Welcome back Fourmi 103 !!!
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Ant103
post Mar 7 2009, 11:49 PM
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Wow, Olivier en personne who said me welcome back! Thanks smile.gif

Sol 1837 mosaic, toward the Gusev's flats :


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climber
post Mar 8 2009, 12:23 AM
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Peut être moins "spectaculaire", mais j'apprécie aussi beaucoup le retour...
C'est bien ça le "Big event", eh? wink.gif
Hi to Olivier, aussi...


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BrianL
post Mar 9 2009, 04:00 AM
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Oh, this doesn't look promising. unsure.gif
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post Mar 9 2009, 04:26 AM
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Poor Spirit - having to work for every meter these days....


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post Mar 9 2009, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE (Ant103 @ Mar 7 2009, 04:49 PM) *
Sol 1837 mosaic, toward the Gusev's flats :


All these panaramas of Gusev by Spirit over the last few years remind me of something I read half a century ago.

"I seemed to be lying in a deep, circular basin, along the outer verge of which I could distinguish the irregularities of low hills."
John Carter of Mars as related by Edgar Rice Burroughs in "A Princess of Mars" - 1912.
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post Mar 11 2009, 11:06 AM
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Oui, Climber et Fourmi 103, j'apprécie bcp votre travail sur Mars, d'autant plus que je suis actuellement assez indisponible pour ça, étant -comme vs le savez- sur la Lune... rolleyes.gif et prépare activement le prochain Paris Air Show sur le thème Apollo avec l'AéCF ! cool.gif
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Ant103
post Mar 11 2009, 01:25 PM
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Okay Olivier smile.gif, ça fait plaisir smile.gif

So, I've made a trip on Mars to clean the solar panel, it's not perfect but I think it's good biggrin.gif

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post Mar 11 2009, 03:59 PM
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http://nasa.exploratorium.edu/mars/spirit/...EOP1314R0M1.JPG

I hope the latest mini-move is an attempt at extrication to head west, and not a continued attempt to head NE. This route seems as problematic as the previous ones, and time is running out to get where they want to be and get some good science done before the autumn chill is felt on the breeze. Speaking of which, I wonder what hope there is for the next winter haven. Climbing a 30 degree slope just doesn't look feasible anymore unless they luck upon a very firm or rocky surface at VB/G.

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post Mar 11 2009, 05:12 PM
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Hopefully they will be able to find somewhere like they did with WH3 - somewhere you can drive to, then drive 'off' to get a slope.

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