Author Topic: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Rover ENTRY, DESCENT, LANDING - Aug 5-6, 2012  (Read 219312 times)

Offline Mattoco

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Low horizon pass this time around for Odyssey, expected to be a low volume data pass.

Expected to receive health data and new pictures with dust covers removed.

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How are the dust covers removed? With pyrotechnics ?

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From the animation they showed the other day, it looks like a simple electrical motor. The cap doesn't detach from the rover but hangs down.

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Heard them mention pyros.
Also currently confirming that the whole first day on surface is running on a script, like EDL.
Waiting for joy and raptor

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"One of the first activities tomorrow is to deploy the HGA"

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Explaining what we can expect from this pass:

Nominal pass: Rear Haz Cam

Good pass: Front and Rear Haz Cams

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Amazing
Intense
Superb

...and inspiring.

I would guess that some person who watched this, WILL walk on Mars.

Of course my thoughts go to the team at SpaceX, and I wish them,
and all who follow Curiosity to Mars...

godspeed

Offline Bubbinski

Congratulations to JPL, NASA, and Curiosity!!!!  A very important thing was accomplished tonight.

Looking forward to the next set of images in about 10 minutes.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Delivering the marbles used for counting each day of Cruise, along with adding all the marbles needed to count each day of surface operations. One is removed for each day completed.

Offline Kaputnik

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We have data
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Offline PeterAlt

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I haven't heard any statements from the Prez. I wonder if he's awake and watching it or if he's sleeping...

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Receiving image data now.

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Mountains visible in rear hazcam
Waiting for joy and raptor

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Rear Haz Cam - Cover removed

"Probably the crater rim you can see"
« Last Edit: 08/06/2012 08:01 AM by racshot65 »

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I haven't heard any statements from the Prez. I wonder if he's awake and watching it or if he's sleeping...

https://twitter.com/BarackObama
« Last Edit: 08/06/2012 07:54 AM by Jason1701 »

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Rear hazcam: some dust on lens but otherwise alright and survived pyro event. A ridge on the horizon (crater rim?), looking into sun causing some saturation on the image.

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Our knowledge of Mars will now far surpass our knowledge of the other planets. We need in-situ missions on Venus, rovers on Titan, submarine explorer on Europa, orbiters on Neptune, and orbiters on Uranus!

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Downlink over

NTV Coverage finished as well
« Last Edit: 08/06/2012 08:06 AM by racshot65 »

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