Status Report

Mars Spirit Rover Remains Silent at Troy

By SpaceRef Editor
December 11, 2010
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Spirit Status for sol 2458-2464

No communication has been received from Spirit since Sol 2210 (March 22, 2010).

The project continues to listen with the Deep Space Network and Mars Odyssey orbiter for autonomous recovery communication from a low-power fault case. The project is also conducting a paging technique called “Sweep & Beep” to stimulate the rover in the case of a mission-clock fault. The period of peak solar insolation (energy production) is not until mid-March 2011.

Total odometry is unchanged at 7,730.50 meters (4.80 miles).

SpaceRef staff editor.