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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1540 on: 08/05/2023 03:23 pm »
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Today, I'm celebrating my 11th landiversary! 🥳

In this last year, Iíve surpassed 30km, spotted another meteorite, entered a new quadrant, and encountered my toughest climb yet.

I've got more science-ing to do - so here's to more exploring on the Red Planet!

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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1541 on: 08/06/2023 02:43 am »
1.  Those wheels actually look pretty damned good for 11 years and 30km.

2.  What I wouldn't give for that meteorite!

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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1542 on: 08/06/2023 03:53 am »
1.  Those wheels actually look pretty damned good for 11 years and 30km.


I thought so myself until I saw the video that came with those pictures
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1.  Those wheels actually look pretty damned good for 11 years and 30km.


I thought so myself until I saw the video that came with those pictures

It's not so bad when you remember that a large part of that damage happened in its second year on Mars. Once NASA figured out how to spot and avoid dangerous (to the wheels) terrain, the rate of damage accrual went way down. A few holes and broken grousers aside, the wheels are in decent shape all things considered.
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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1544 on: 08/09/2023 02:54 pm »
It's not so bad when you remember that a large part of that damage happened in its second year on Mars. Once NASA figured out how to spot and avoid dangerous (to the wheels) terrain, the rate of damage accrual went way down. A few holes and broken grousers aside, the wheels are in decent shape all things considered.

Yeah, that's a point worth repeating--once they knew about it, they compensated.

I was at JPL a few weeks ago and I think somebody told me that they recently did a new software update to further avoid problems with the wheels. Not sure of my memory, however. I asked what was the limiting factor for lifetime for Curiosity and was told that it is funding, not power or mechanical.

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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1545 on: 11/07/2023 08:34 am »
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4,000 glorious sols

When I landed on Mars in 2012, I set off to find out if the planet was habitable to ancient microscopic life. After completing my prime mission in 2014, Iím still going strong at 4,000 sols on the Red Planet!

And Iím not done yet:

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/9508/nasas-curiosity-rover-clocks-4000-days-on-mars/

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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1546 on: 12/21/2023 02:12 am »
Jezero Crater today.

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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1547 on: 12/21/2023 09:26 pm »
Nice view of Jezero all the way from Gale crater!

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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1548 on: 12/22/2023 03:45 pm »
Nice view of Jezero all the way from Gale crater!

Yeah, I posted it to the wrong thread. But in my defense, it was late, and I was drunk.

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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1549 on: 12/28/2023 05:04 pm »
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Hey look Ė Iím a sundial!

Ok, not exactly, but I did get a sol to enjoy my surroundings. During solar conjunction, I used my hazard cameras to study the Martian weather and dust.   

As this Earth year comes to an end, I hope youíll take the time to soak in whatís around you.

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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
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