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Several drives put opportunity closer to 'Perseverance Valley'
by Staff Writers
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 02, 2017


False color image by MERB NavCam - Sol 4712.

Opportunity is continuing the drive south to "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, and is now only about 262 feet (80 meters) away.

On Sol 4706 (April 19, 2017), she drove about 66 feet (20 meters). On 4708 (April 22, 2017), she drove another 207 feet (63 meters), and on Sol 4710 (April 24, 2017), a further 118 feet (36 meters) ending just to the east of a small crater named "Orion."

The terrain has been generally benign and distances have been primarily limited by visibility.

In addition, the rover has been operating well and power conditions have been favorable to the extensive driving.

As of Sol 4711 (April 25, 2017), the solar array energy production was 412 watt-hours with an atmospheric opacity (Tau) of 0.990 and a solar array dust factor of 0.580.

Total odometry is 27.75 miles (44.66 kilometers).

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Opportunity Nears 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Opportunity is continuing the drive south to 'Perseverance Valley' on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover drove on Sols 4693 and 4695 (April 6 and April 8, 2017), covering 46 feet (14.11 meters) and 138 feet (41.94 meters), respectively and is now within 0.2 miles (350 meters) of the valley. Targeted Panoramic Camera (Pancam) images were taken before each drive with Navigation Cam ... read more

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