NASA Mars Rover Opportunity Update: April 14-26, 2013

Status Report From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

image OPPORTUNITY UPDATE: Rover Telemetry Expected Today - sols 3279-3290, Apr. 14, 2013-Apr. 26, 2013:

Opportunity is stationary for solar conjunction at 'Cape York' on the rim of Endeavour Crater.

Solar conjunction is when the Sun comes between Earth and Mars, which occurs about once every 26 months. During this time there will be diminished communications to Opportunity.

As of writing this report (April 26, 2013), the last telemetry received was before conjunction on Sol 3278 (April 13, 2013), and indicated a healthy rover at that time.

Rover telemetry is expected to resume later today.

Total odometry is unchanged at 22.15 miles (35.65 kilometers).

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