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Latest Spirit Update
Spirit Remains Silent at Troy
Spirit Status for sol 2621-2627
Release Date: 5/26/11
More than 1,300 commands were radiated to Spirit as part of the recovery effort in an attempt to elicit a response from the rover. No communication has been received from Spirit since Sol 2210 (March 22, 2010). The project concluded the Spirit recovery efforts on May 25, 2011. The remaining, pre-sequenced ultra-high frequency (UHF) relay passes scheduled for Spirit on board the Odyssey orbiter will complete on June 8, 2011.
Total odometry is unchanged at 7,730.50 meters (4.80 miles).
Latest Opportunity Update
Maneuvering Around A Sandy Dune Field
Opportunity Status for sol 3473-3478
Release Date: 11/21/13
Opportunity is ascending "Solander Point" at the rim of "Endeavour Crater." The rover is maintaining favorable northerly tilts for improved energy production as winter approaches.
Opportunity encountered an undisturbed collection of putative Martian dust, collecting in a small ripple field. On Sol 3473 (Oct. 31, 2013), the rover made a 26 feet (8-meter) approach to the dust target, now called "Yellow-Bellied Glider." On Sol 3475 (Nov. 2, 2013), Opportunity used the robotic arm and collected a Microscopic Imager (MI) mosaic of the dust target and then placed the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) on the same for a multi-sol integration. On Sol 3478 (Nov. 5, 2013), Opportunity continued along Solander Point towards more outcrops with a 56 feet (17-meter) dogleg maneuver to avoid driving through the dusty ripple field.
As of Sol 3478 (Nov. 5, 2013), the solar array energy production was 311 watt-hours with an atmospheric opacity (Tau) of 0.536 and a solar array dust factor of 0.491.
Total odometry is 23.94 miles (38.53 kilometers).