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Spirit - 2010 Winter@Troy, The first stationary science campaign
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post Mar 20 2010, 02:15 AM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Mar 19 2010, 01:19 PM) *
Seems that poor Spirit is having to face a body temperature of -41 deg C...

... and so...
Knowing your penchant for amusing images, I expected to see something like this:
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But then you have that other penchant, for evocative poetry.
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post Mar 20 2010, 06:34 AM
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QUOTE (Tom Tamlyn @ Mar 19 2010, 06:25 AM) *
Does that mean that we've finally all but cleared Spirit's flash memory? Is this a first?


If I'm reading the SOWG documentation right (from the MER Analysts notbook} They emptied flash before refilling it on Sols 936 and 937. See doc file This was similarly during a winter low-power situation when they couldn't just order more observations.
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post Mar 23 2010, 01:29 AM
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According to the tracking site, Spirit had a successful downlink on sol 2210. smile.gif
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post Mar 23 2010, 01:51 AM
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The latest images include old DD navcams and tau pancams from as recently as yestersol (2209).
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post Mar 23 2010, 10:41 AM
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How Spirit might eventually get free - with a little other-worldly help wink.gif

http://barsoomtales.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/freeing-spirit

(note: this is a just-a-bit-of-fun sci-fi short story. If you're not into that kind of thing, best give it a miss, especially if you don't like blue police boxes... biggrin.gif )


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post Mar 23 2010, 02:28 PM
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Spirit at around 133 Whr now...
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post Mar 26 2010, 01:55 AM
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Cryptic comment in the latest update:
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A change was noticed on Sol 2203 (March 15, 2010), in the behavior of the battery survival heaters. The implications are not known, but it is being investigated.
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post Mar 31 2010, 06:47 PM
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SPIRIT UPDATE: Solar Energy Levels Dropping - sols 2204-2210, March 16-22, 2010:
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The last downlink from the rover was on Sol 2210 (March 22, 2010) ... The plan for this week is to sequence another seven-sol plan to be uplinked this Friday with a single UHF downlink by early next week.


Spirit is now on the early hours of sol 2219 and AFAIK the last available data is still from that sol 2210. Does anybody knows when the next downlink session is / was planned?
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post Apr 1 2010, 12:00 AM
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Hibernation begins (probably)

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PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit skipped a planned communication session on March 30 and, as anticipated from recent power-supply projections, has probably entered a low-power hibernation mode.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?rele...ml&rst=2540
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post Apr 1 2010, 02:17 AM
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Sleep tight girl. pancam.gif
We'll keep a light on for you. wink.gif
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post Apr 1 2010, 02:36 AM
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wheel.gif pancam.gif


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A few will take this knowledge and use this power of a dream realized as a force for change, an impetus for further discovery to make less ancient dreams real.
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post Apr 1 2010, 05:33 AM
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Enjoy your sleep, little one, you deserve it. Dream of hills climbed and distant peaks seen, and come back to us when you're ready. We'll keep peeking in through the door to make sure you're alright.


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post Apr 1 2010, 06:10 AM
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omg! Can we get real here? As much as we all love Spirit and hope for her well-being, she is a cold-blooded robot. We dream; she doesn't. Let's hope this incredible machine can survive another brutal Martian winter and provide all of us with more, wonderful, planetary exploration come the spring.

This mission has accomplished more than any of us could ever have hoped for. Let's hope it can go a bit further...


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post Apr 1 2010, 06:49 AM
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You have no soul, CosmicRocker smile.gif
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post Apr 1 2010, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE (CosmicRocker @ Apr 1 2010, 06:10 AM) *
she is a cold-blooded robot.


OMG Can we get real here. Spirit doesn't have any blood at all.
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