@65dBnoise Pity... Lets hope they can find a work-around to understand the erratic sensor data and turn them back on again.
Flight 33 Preview – By the Numbers:-
• Flight number - 33
• No earlier than Sol 567, Saturday, Sept. 24
• Heading - West
• Max Altitude – 33 feet (10 meters)
• Expected Distance – ~365 feet (111.238 meters)
• Expected Airspeed – 10.6 mph (4.75 m/s)
• Expected Time Aloft – 55.61 seconds
• Goal of Flight: Reposition of the helicopter
Seems it was an abrasion attempt.
The abrasion is called 'Chiniak'. See this SketchFab model
3 helicopter flight #32 descent images are down (Sol 561) :) Location estimate yet to be established... #Perseverance
Veteran Mars rover Curiosity.
Still on the job, 10 years on.
And 10 years of excellent team work and status updates:
UTC: 2022-09-14 00:04:08Z
Credit: #NASA /JPL-Caltech
Having issues with this link, can anyone open it?
Curiosity APXS data acquisition in 'Marker Band Valley'. Captured by its front HazCam, then colourised by Laurent Saulnier using data from the MastCam. Flicker Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/baldezac/52326022567/in/dateposted/
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Laurent Saulnier.
Shared with permission
Looks like there may have been an issue re-crossing the TAR they drove over back on Sol 430 #Perseverance
#Ingenuity's 30th flight is planned for this weekend!
It will be a short 33s test flight to a 5m height, at 16:00 Saturday or Sunday, as described in a new blogpost by Teddy Tzanetos, Ingenuity Team Lead at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory:
The weather at Three Forks, Jezero, has been steadily improving: max temperatures are approaching -20°C with daily mean -53.5°C, pressure has dropped to 767Pa and min air density remains around 0.016kg/m3:
NavCam tile: Shows the drill hole and the earlier abrasion.
2x2 tiled NavCams after the sol 501 drive. Still waiting for the rest of the frames :) #Perseverance
#Perseverance appears to be zapping everything that moves, er, that it lays eyes on 😀
Here it has just finished a series of shots with the laser on a ~5cm rock that broke under the pressure of its wheels.
Masthead-Z picture is for context. The SUPERCAM camera is coaxial with the laser.
Processed MCZ_LEFT, SUPERCAM_RMI
RMC: 26_1004, Sol: 482
Following MSL, InSight, Zhurong & M2020 on Mars. Vaxed & double boosted
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