Status Report

NASA Spirit Rover Status for sol 36, Feb. 9 posted Feb. 9, 3 pm PST

By SpaceRef Editor
February 10, 2004
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On sol 36, which ended at 5:21 a.m. Monday, PST, Spirit drove 6.37 meters (20.9 feet), using the onboard navigation software and hazard avoidance system for the first time on Mars. The drive, intended to test the traverse commands, was extremely precise, taking Spirit to its intended goal – the rock called White Boat. Before leaving the rock Adirondack, Spirit took images and collected miniature thermal emission spectrometer data from the hole ground by the rock abrasion tool.

In the coming sols, Spirit will continue its drive toward Bonneville Crater.

SpaceRef staff editor.