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Peter
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09/07/2015 : 12:27:47      reply with quote




This time-lapse video details the 26.2-mile (42.2km) journey NASAís Opportunity rover has been on since it set off on its Mars road trip in January 2004.

Opportunity left Earth on 7 July 2003 in one of NASAís Boeing Delta II rockets, as part of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER), and landed on the Red Planet six months later.

The vehicle itself is 1.5m tall, 2.3m wide and 1.5m long. It weighs 180kg and is powered by solar panels that can generate 140W for four hours a day. Opportunity has a top speed of 5cm/sec, but itís average travelling speed is 1cm/sec. Bless.

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09/07/2015 : 15:43:03      reply with quote


Fantastic that Peter really enjoyed the video well worth a watch THANK YOUhappy :)happy :)happy :)happy :)happy :)happy :)
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Peter
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09/07/2015 : 15:53:05      reply with quote


Do you think it goes a few metres and then stops to admire the view, takes a few pictures and rings home?

"I'll just take a few pictures now and sample the ground".... just a minute while I recharge my batteries! laugh :Dlaugh :D

... but what a fantastic achievement! happy :)
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