Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/13 05:14 CST
I am greatly relieved to report that Spirit did talk to Earth as ordered today, indicating that the rover's power situation did not get so bad that a "low power fault" was triggered. The rover's still following instructions, and is still with us, though the power situation is still critical.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/11 09:02 CST
There was a worrying update posted on the JPL website for Spirit today: an early-season dust storm has darkened its skies enough that its solar panels produced only 89 watt-hours of power yesterday, sol 1,725. Neither rover has ever, ever seen power production levels that low, not even during last year's massive dust storm.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/10 05:27 CST
What's up in the solar system for the week of November 10
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/04 03:24 CST
Phoenix update: Not dead yet; still in "Lazarus mode;" one attempt at microphone use did not work
Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/11/01 02:40 CDT
A summary of the 2008-2009 expedition team, and where they will go to hunt meteorites.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/01 02:23 CDT
On its way to the Moon, Chandrayaan-1 photographs Earth, but flips the photo