Tag Archives: Perseverance Valley

Opportunity: Hazcam tour of Meridiani Planum, Sols 1-5104

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Six things to know about Opportunity

After 15 years, the mission of NASA’s Opportunity rover has come to an end, but its successes on Mars have earned it a spot in the robot hall of fame. Here’s what you need to know about our intrepid Martian … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Opportunity report, Sol 5353, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

February 14, 2019: NASA Declares Opportunity and MER Mission ‘Complete’ It happened last night. At around 8 pm February 12, 2019, Pacific Standard Time (PST), as the strains of Billie Holiday singing “I’ll Be Seeing You” filled the Space Flight … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Opportunity’s mission comes to an end

[Ed. note: videos of NASA’s briefing and a commemoration of Opportunity’s mission are here and here.]  One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NASA briefing on Opportunity rover

NASA will discuss the status of its Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity in a media briefing at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) Wednesday, Feb. 13, from the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The briefing will air live … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Opportunity: More than 835 recovery commands have been sent

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, February 7, 2019: Mars atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site is estimated to be somewhere in the range of 0.9 to 1.3. No signal from Opportunity has been heard since Sol 5111 (June … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Opportunity report, Sol 5341, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

February 2, 2019: Opportunity Logs 15th Year in Silence, Team Begins ‘Hail Mary’ Efforts: As a string of dust storms moved through Meridiani Planum and over Endeavour Crater in January, Opportunity silently wrapped her fifteenth year on the surface of … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Opportunity: Rover team beaming new commands

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have begun transmitting a new set of commands to the Opportunity rover in an attempt to compel the 15-year-old Martian explorer to contact Earth. The new commands, which will be beamed … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Opportunity: Over 600 recovery commands have been sent

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, January 25, 2019: Mars atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site is uncertain due to recent storm activity. No signal from Opportunity has been heard since Sol 5111 (June 10, 2018) during the historic … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Opportunity: 15 years on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover begins its 16th year on the surface of Mars today. The rover landed in a region of the Red Planet called Meridiani Planum on Jan. 24, 2004, sending its first signal back to Earth from the surface … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off