Status Report

NASA Mars Rover Status 3 June 2004

By SpaceRef Editor
June 4, 2004
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SPIRIT UPDATE: Roving Toward the Hills – sol 143-144, June 03, 2004

Spirit began sol 143 using the panoramic camera to image
its surroundings. After a restful nap, the rover began
driving and advanced 69 meters (226.4 feet) in an
engineer-directed drive toward the "Columbia Hills."
After doing some mid-drive science imaging, Spirit
attempted additional driving using its autonomous
navigation software, but detected hazards in the
immediate vicinity of the rover and therefore covered
no additional ground.

On sol 144, Spirit covered 24.4 meters (80 feet) in
another engineer-directed drive. Once again, the terrain
was too rough to permit further driving beyond this point
using the autonomous navigation software. On sol 145,
Spirit will continue driving in its quest for the hills.

SpaceRef staff editor.