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Opportunity Surveying the spillway into Perseverance Valley
by Staff Writers
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 08, 2017


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Opportunity is at the top of Perseverance Valley on the rim of Endeavour crater. The plan before proceeding down the valley is to survey the valley from the top and to perform a walk-about survey above the spillway. The entirety of this most recent period was spent doing extensive imagery in support of the survey of the spillway.

In particular, pancam mosaics from the second station of the long baseline stereo campaign were taken on Sols 4739, 4740, 4741 and 4742 (May 23, 24, 25, 26, 2017). Imagery is now complete at this location, and the rover is expected to move away toward the next location (station three) on Sol 4746 (May 31, 2017).

As of Sol 4745, the solar array energy production was 376 watt-hours with an atmospheric opacity (Tau) of 0.834 and a solar array dust factor of 0.543.

Total odometry as of Sol 4745 (May 30, 2017): 27.86 miles (44.8 kilometers).

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Preparations Continue Before Driving into 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
Opportunity is at the top of Perseverance Valley on the rim of Endeavour crater. The plan before proceeding down the valley is to survey the valley from the top and to perform a walk-about survey above the spillway. On Sol 4733 (May 17, 2017), the robotic arm was used to point the Microscopic Imager (MI) up at the sky for some long overdue sky flat calibration images, and in support ... read more

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