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In one video 11 years of the rover Opportunity - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 July 2015 06:00

NASA video shows the Martian Marathon, in which the rover Opportunity in the period from January 2004 to April 2015 was 42.2 kilometers from its original position in Eagle crater. This was reported on the agency's website.

The rover resumed his active work June 27, 2015, when the relative position of the Sun, Earth and Mars allow him to communicate with NASA. Rover does not store your data in the memory, and sends them directly to scientists.

Initially, he worked in the rover mode contemplated the preservation of information in non-volatile flash memory. Recently, however, on-board computer restarts several times rover that could mean the loss of the data collected. For this reason, the researchers decided to receive information from the rover to the point of harvest.

In its seventh martian winter rover is expected to continue to study the minerals on the surface of the Red Planet. Currently, Opportunity is on the top edge of the rim of Endeavour crater reaching a diameter of 22 kilometers.

Endeavour study rover has been since 2011. Scientists expect that in August 2015, of the rover will be able to spend a few months in the crater by storing solar energy.

Of the more than 40 probes, flown away to Mars, successfully completed its mission at least half. At present, on the surface there are two rover - Curiosity and Opportunity.

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went to the Red Planet 26 November 2011. It was launched with the help of the carrier rocket Atlas V 541 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Landing on Mars on 6 August 2012 in the vicinity of the crater Gale. This is the third rover, launched by NASA in the framework of the Mars Science Laboratory.


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