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Opportunity Mars rover on the way to Perseverance Valley
by Staff Writers
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 12, 2017


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Opportunity is heading south to "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater.

The rover drove on Sols 4686, 4688 and 4691 (March 30, April 1 and April 4, 2017), covering 127 feet (38.79 meters), 44 feet (13.36 meters) and 91 feet (27.82 meters), respectively.

Both Navigation Camera (Navcam) and Panoramic Camera (Pancam) panoramas were collected after each drive.

There was also a relay pass with MAVEN on Sol 4688 (April 1, 2017), although there are some questions about the completeness data returned.

Additional targeted imagery was collected of the distant bright featured, called "Winnemucca" on Sol 4691 (April 4, 2017).

As of Sol 4691 (April 4, 2017), the solar array energy production was 415 watt-hours with an atmospheric opacity (Tau) of 0.981 and a solar array dust factor of 0.597.

Total odometry is 27.56 miles (44.35 kilometers).

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Mars dust storm west of Opportunity starting to abate
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 27, 2017
Opportunity is just outside the rim of Endeavour Crater, heading to the gully, named 'Perseverance Valley.' The large regional dust storm to the west of the rover's site has started to abate, although there is still a lot of dust in the atmosphere and rover energy levels are affected. On Sol 4672 (March 16, 2017), Opportunity drove over 141 feet (43 meters) to the south. Owning to the elev ... read more

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