The maturing term is almost over for NASA's long-term Opportunities on Mars Rover .
The final planned attempts to attract Opportunity, which did not help last June when trying to defeat the Mars dust storm, will be late tonight (February 12), NASA officials said.
Today, the agency has also announced that tomorrow (February 13) will update its Opportunity status within 14 hours. The EST (1900 GMT) press conference, attended by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Agency Science Manager Thomas Zurbuchen, Opportunity Project Manager John Callas, Head of Mission Researcher Steve Squyres, and other heavy pilots. [ Mars Dust Storm 201
You can watch this event here at Space.com with NASA's consent.
Golf-cart-size option 2004 In January, a few weeks after the twins, the Spirit touched another part of the planet. Both solar-powered coulters began 90-day surface missions to look for signs of past water activity, and both were incredibly successful.
The Spirit and Opportunity have shown a lot of evidence that Mars was a relatively warm and humid world of billions of years ago, transforming the scientists' understanding of the evolution of the planet and its potential to live. And the duo continued.
NASA Until 2011 Did not report the Spirit dead, and Opportunity lasted until May last year. Shaking dust blocked the sunlight from Opportunity, which was silent on June 10th.
The members of the mission team have since tried to overtake the rover, and they also listened to all possible Opportunity signals.
This "active listening" campaign was expected to deliver results even after so many months of silence. Windy season at Opportunity Locale – 14 miles (22 km) rim Endeavor Crater – November He did not retreat and the mission team members realized that they might need a good deal to blow the dust out of the Opportunity solar panel.
Other tomorrow's information participants are LASA Glaze, Director of NASA's Planetary Science Department; Matt Golombek, research project scientist; Deputy Researcher Abigail Fraeman; Michael Watkins, Head of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California (which manages the Opportunity mission); and Jennifer Trosper, Project Systems Engineer 2020 March, NASA's Red Planet Rover Mission.