Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mars rover Opportunity experiencing drive problems

It would appear the end is somewhat closer for both Spirit and Opportunity mars rovers.  Spirit is still stuck in the sand and now Opportunity is experiencing problem with the right front wheel.   This is not the first time a rover has been stuck or had a wheel problem, however, the significance of these events seems to be far greater than the last time.  JPL is being very cautious with the simulation of extraction of Spirit and hopefully that effort will pay off.   Good luck!

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