NASA Rover Opportunity Slips Into Standby Mode
NASA Rover Opportunity Slips Into Standby Mode
NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover has gone into a self-imposed standby mode on the Red Planet, the robot's handlers say.

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peci on Tuesday, April 30, 2013  reviews [4]
Mission controllers for Opportunity, which landed on Mars in January 2004, first learned of the issue on Saturday (April 27). On that day, the rover got back in touch after a nearly three-week communication moratorium caused by an unfavorable planetary alignment called a Mars solar conjunction, in which Mars and #Earth are on opposite sides of the sun.

The Opportunity rover apparently put itself into standby on April 22 after sensing a problem during a routine camera check, mission managers said.

"Our current suspicion is that Opportunity rebooted its flight software, possibly while the cameras on the mast were imaging the sun," Opportunity project manager John Callas, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., explained in a statement Monday (April 29).
                 
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reklamci
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3 Weeks Ago via reklamci   Thursday, September 7, 2017  
peci
peci Mission controllers for Opportunity, which landed on Mars in January 2004, first learned of the issue on Saturday (April 27).
4 Yaers Ago via peci   Monday, December 30, 2013  
alexa
alexa I hope that Opportunity comes back "alive" but even if it doesn't it will be one of humanity's most amazing achievements. Kudos to the entire team!
5 Yaers Ago via alexa   Tuesday, April 30, 2013  
peci Opportunity rebooted its flight software, possibly while the cameras on the mast were imaging the sun
Monday, December 30, 2013
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