Status Report


By SpaceRef Editor
February 14, 2011
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No communication has been received from Spirit since Sol 2210 (March 22, 2010). However, the solar conjunction communication moratorium has now begun and will extend until approximately Feb. 7, 2011. Solar conjunction is the period when communications between Earth and Mars are disrupted because the Sun is directly in between the two planets. The period of maximum solar insolation (energy production) for Spirit occurs around mid-March 2011. Total odometry is unchanged at 7,730.50 meters (4.80 miles).

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