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post Feb 1 2010, 12:48 AM
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Well, with perhaps a few more weeks of tilt-enhancing drives to go and then settling in for the winter, I thought it might be a good time to have a thread dedicated to ideas and observations that will come. It's likely that we won't hear much from Spirit during the coldest part of winter (April-June) possibly longer. There'll hopefully be beeps to tell us that she's still alive.

Already there are plans for radio science and determining the fluidity or otherwise of the Martian core, plus weather observations, surface changes etc.
What else could you think of that Spirit could do? Remember that she's not going anywhere (vonBraun is out) wink.gif

In the meantime, have you sent your postcard to Spirit yet?! It's a great idea from the Mars outreach team.
http://beamartian.jpl.nasa.gov/spiritpostcards
What would you say to Spirit?
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post Feb 1 2010, 10:38 PM
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I know that they plan to look at microchanges in soil particle movement over time using the MI.
It'd be interesting if they could brush clean a conveniently located flat rock surface and then watch the dust deposition that occurs and particle movement over time.
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post Feb 4 2010, 01:30 AM
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I don't want to worry anyone but according to the latest report on the official site Spirit is down to 182W! ph34r.gif blink.gif
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- Astro0   Spirit - 2010 Winter@Troy   Feb 1 2010, 12:48 AM
- - vikingmars   Now, let's derive some experience from the mis...   Feb 1 2010, 12:05 PM
- - Ant103   So, I think there is something cool to do about fu...   Feb 1 2010, 03:17 PM
- - Tesheiner   I would love to see such a "beast" panor...   Feb 1 2010, 03:50 PM
- - elakdawalla   Maybe they can finally do that rover MI self-portr...   Feb 1 2010, 05:50 PM
- - cbcnasa   As a permanent station the ability to go back to a...   Feb 1 2010, 06:13 PM
- - Astro0   I know that they plan to look at microchanges in s...   Feb 1 2010, 10:38 PM
|- - NW71   I don't want to worry anyone but according to ...   Feb 4 2010, 01:30 AM
|- - Mixer   QUOTE (NW71 @ Feb 4 2010, 12:30 PM) I don...   Feb 4 2010, 01:59 AM
|- - Mixer   QUOTE (NW71 @ Feb 4 2010, 12:30 PM) I don...   Feb 4 2010, 11:30 AM
||- - NW71   Mixer, no offence taken! To be fair, I should...   Feb 4 2010, 12:22 PM
|- - serpens   QUOTE (NW71 @ Feb 4 2010, 02:30 AM) I don...   Feb 4 2010, 12:27 PM
- - alan   I guess that explains the absence of new images do...   Feb 4 2010, 04:00 AM
- - Tesheiner   Tasks were sequenced to be executed from 2162 up t...   Feb 4 2010, 09:38 AM
- - djellison   What gives you the idea that they've been inte...   Feb 4 2010, 12:49 PM
|- - Poolio   He might have been alluding to Ashley's commen...   Feb 4 2010, 04:22 PM
- - Tesheiner   I haven't seen any decrease in northern tilt f...   Feb 4 2010, 05:44 PM
- - serpens   Indeed Poolio. From that report quote 'Spirit...   Feb 5 2010, 04:10 AM
- - Sunspot   How low do they expect power levels to drop in ter...   Feb 12 2010, 12:05 PM
|- - fredk   QUOTE (Sunspot @ Feb 12 2010, 01:05 PM) H...   Feb 12 2010, 08:32 PM
- - tanjent   With regard to the liquid/solid core question, tha...   Feb 12 2010, 12:36 PM
- - djellison   A - Six months is what I have seen as well B - A s...   Feb 12 2010, 12:51 PM
- - tanjent   I remember in grade school, we learned to spin the...   Feb 12 2010, 01:10 PM
- - elakdawalla   One small correction -- I've been told Spirit ...   Feb 12 2010, 02:38 PM
- - Poolio   Spirit had an all time low of 86 whr during the re...   Feb 12 2010, 03:25 PM
- - Poolio   Thinking about the "hibernation" period ...   Feb 12 2010, 03:55 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (Poolio @ Feb 12 2010, 03:55 PM) is...   Feb 12 2010, 05:04 PM
- - fredk   Some details in this update. It looks like prepar...   Feb 12 2010, 08:42 PM
- - Stu   Guess that's it, then; our girl is hunkering d...   Feb 12 2010, 09:16 PM
- - marsophile   I assume there is no danger of the flash memory an...   Feb 12 2010, 10:40 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   The flash memory anomaly is now very well understo...   Feb 13 2010, 12:06 AM
- - Paolo   Is there anything published about Spirit's ...   Feb 13 2010, 01:46 PM
- - Poolio   Wow, Doug, thanks for all the relevant info. I wil...   Feb 13 2010, 04:48 PM
- - imipak   When I win the lottery, I'm funding a start-up...   Feb 13 2010, 08:20 PM
- - briv1016   There are 801.9 Mb of imagery data and an unknown ...   Feb 14 2010, 06:55 AM
|- - PaulM   QUOTE (briv1016 @ Feb 14 2010, 06:55 AM) ...   Feb 14 2010, 09:01 AM
- - briv1016   My bad. For some reason I thought that the flash ...   Feb 14 2010, 09:28 AM
- - Explorer1   Greetings everyone. Longtime lurker here (since th...   Feb 14 2010, 08:23 PM
|- - sgendreau   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Feb 14 2010, 12:23 PM)...   Feb 14 2010, 09:25 PM
|- - Eluchil   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Feb 14 2010, 08:23 PM)...   Feb 14 2010, 10:14 PM
- - djellison   MI Pan now she's parked up. Others will do a ...   Feb 14 2010, 08:48 PM
- - elakdawalla   I asked Squyres about past landers during the Janu...   Feb 14 2010, 10:36 PM
|- - Explorer1   Well that explains it. Thanks for the quick reply...   Feb 14 2010, 10:51 PM
|- - ddeerrff   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Feb 14 2010, 04:36 P...   Feb 15 2010, 02:59 AM
|- - Paolo   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Feb 15 2010, 12:36 A...   Feb 15 2010, 08:29 PM
- - elakdawalla   That would make sense. I don't know, though.   Feb 15 2010, 03:46 AM
- - PDP8E   Here is the MI images of the final parking spot of...   Feb 15 2010, 04:23 AM
- - Stu   Couple of new 3D views here... http://twitpic.com...   Feb 15 2010, 08:08 AM
|- - Explorer1   QUOTE (Stu @ Feb 15 2010, 12:08 AM) Don...   Feb 15 2010, 10:04 AM
- - Stu   It's been said before, and often - Don't b...   Feb 15 2010, 10:10 AM
- - briv1016   Power down to 173 watt-hours.   Feb 19 2010, 11:02 AM
|- - MahFL   I assume they will have time to upload the table b...   Feb 19 2010, 01:39 PM
- - serpens   Anyone know what the final aspect was? How much o...   Feb 21 2010, 07:01 AM
|- - Mixer   QUOTE (serpens @ Feb 21 2010, 06:01 PM) A...   Feb 21 2010, 10:02 AM
- - Hungry4info   To the south? I thought they were angled north now...   Feb 21 2010, 01:09 PM
|- - redmoon   No, Spirit is tilted 9 degrees toward the south : ...   Feb 21 2010, 01:44 PM
- - James Sorenson   Here is the IDD work volume pan taken between sol...   Feb 22 2010, 06:15 AM
|- - MahFL   Yes the tilt is South, time, energy and luck ran o...   Feb 22 2010, 01:58 PM
|- - abbath   QUOTE (James Sorenson @ Feb 22 2010, 07:1...   Feb 22 2010, 02:49 PM
- - djellison   Spirit is such a drama queen sometimes. I'm ...   Feb 22 2010, 02:27 PM
- - fredk   That rock looks like countless thousands more just...   Feb 22 2010, 05:20 PM
- - vikingmars   tau is indeed very low : look at the contrast on t...   Feb 23 2010, 04:14 PM
- - MizarKey   I'm anticipating seeing something we wouldn...   Feb 24 2010, 02:36 AM
- - Hungry4info   Physorg is running a story "Spirit's Jou...   Feb 27 2010, 11:41 AM
|- - JayB   via twitter @elakdawalla Ray Arvidson: Spirit...   Mar 1 2010, 07:23 PM
- - fredk   More details in the latest planetary update. On d...   Mar 1 2010, 09:50 PM
|- - PaulM   latest planetary update. also contains the follow...   Mar 2 2010, 12:48 PM
- - Hungry4info   Yeah, I know exactly what you mean about MSL. Shor...   Mar 2 2010, 01:04 PM
- - djellison   Like all the best funerals (and that's not a c...   Mar 2 2010, 01:08 PM
- - hendric   I was just wondering this a few weeks ago. I thin...   Mar 2 2010, 02:49 PM
- - bugs_   Rovershock??? Oh Noez!!! I'll ge...   Mar 2 2010, 04:28 PM
- - Stu   Well, we'll cross that bridge when we come to ...   Mar 2 2010, 09:00 PM
- - Explorer1   Something I've been wondering about for some t...   Mar 2 2010, 10:30 PM
- - fredk   It's been so long since those days, and I don...   Mar 2 2010, 11:32 PM
|- - Explorer1   QUOTE (fredk @ Mar 2 2010, 03:32 PM) Chec...   Mar 3 2010, 05:54 AM
- - Hungry4info   Probably not. I think they're on the other sid...   Mar 4 2010, 01:30 PM
- - fredk   I thought about looking for the heatshield (easies...   Mar 4 2010, 06:42 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (fredk @ Mar 4 2010, 06:42 PM) (bot...   Mar 4 2010, 07:05 PM
- - fredk   The azimuth is right for West Spur, but West Spur ...   Mar 4 2010, 07:34 PM
- - djellison   West Spur, however, is in that direction. 'Lo...   Mar 4 2010, 08:10 PM
- - fredk   "Lookout Point" was only ever an informa...   Mar 4 2010, 08:44 PM
- - centsworth_II   This story shows that before it was decided that S...   Mar 4 2010, 08:50 PM
- - Lucas   Lots of Pancam pictures returned on March 3rd, inc...   Mar 6 2010, 02:28 PM
- - NickF   Here's an RGB appetiser before the image geniu...   Mar 6 2010, 07:08 PM
- - alan   From roverdriver's twitter feed: QUOTE Spirit...   Mar 8 2010, 03:59 PM
- - Tesheiner   The last status report on the project's web pa...   Mar 8 2010, 04:06 PM
- - Astro0   She may be down, but she's not out! Anoth...   Mar 11 2010, 03:18 AM
- - Explorer1   Spirit 2200: sounds like some sci-fi movie title f...   Mar 11 2010, 04:42 AM
- - vikingmars   YES ! Only 46 more Sols to go before beating V...   Mar 11 2010, 11:12 AM
- - Explorer1   I was wondering when they'd beat that old reco...   Mar 11 2010, 08:40 PM
- - briv1016   Odds are we are going to be in "hibernation...   Mar 11 2010, 09:24 PM
|- - Mixer   QUOTE (briv1016 @ Mar 12 2010, 08:24 AM) ...   Mar 12 2010, 12:37 AM
- - briv1016   They've switched to 7-sol planning.   Mar 12 2010, 12:23 AM
|- - Tesheiner   QUOTE (briv1016 @ Mar 12 2010, 01:23 AM) ...   Mar 15 2010, 10:19 AM
- - Astro0   No, you've seen those people too. Everyone has...   Mar 12 2010, 12:51 AM
- - fredk   New images are now down. Most recent are from sol...   Mar 15 2010, 08:10 PM
- - Tesheiner   Great news! Now, if we could have info about ...   Mar 15 2010, 08:46 PM
- - briv1016   According to the tracking site, the only onboard i...   Mar 16 2010, 03:23 AM
- - JayB   via twitter a few minutes ago @marsroverdriver Sp...   Mar 19 2010, 12:07 AM
- - brellis   keep yer chin up, girl! hope those devils cle...   Mar 19 2010, 01:45 AM
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