Status Report

NASA Mars Rover Opportunity Update: June 4-11, 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
June 20, 2014
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OPPORTUNITY UPDATE:  Opportunity is exploring the west rim of Endeavour Crater  – sols 3684-3690, June 04, 2014-June 11, 2014:

On Sol 3684 (June 4, 2014), Opportunity drove over 62 feet (19 meters) south along the ridgeline of the crater rim.

Over Sols 3686 to 3688 (June 6 to June 8, 2014), the plan was to perform a ‘touch ‘n go,’ using the robotic arm on the first sol, then driving away on the second sol, but the rover experienced a warm reset induced by a write error in Flash memory. The rover was otherwise in good health, but left without a master sequence running. On Sol 3689 (June 10, 2014), the project restored the rover to normal sequence control and Opportunity completed a 69 feet (21-meter) drive.

As of Sol 3690 (June 11, 2014), the solar array energy production was 660 watt-hours with an increased atmospheric opacity (Tau) of 0.868 and a solar array dust factor of 0.924.

Total odometry is 24.53 miles (39.49 kilometers).


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