Status Report

NASA Spirit Rover Image: Instrument Deployment Device moves in on Adirondack

By SpaceRef Editor
February 6, 2004
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This image shows the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit’s “hand,” or the tip of the instrument deployment device, poised in front of the rock nicknamed Adirondack, the rover’s first science target since developing communication problems over two weeks ago. In preparation for grinding into Adirondack, Spirit cleaned off a portion of the rock’s surface with a stainless steel brush located on its rock abrasion tool, seen here at the top of its hand (in the center of the image).

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