Emily Lakdawalla • Jan 20, 2006
Opportunity has finally moved!
F190865059EFF64KCP1201R0M1 (sol 706)
F190865275EFF64KCP1214R0M1 (sol 706)
F190952287EFF64KIP1212R0M1 (sol 707)
F190952522EFF64KKP1226R0M1 (sol 707)
F190953090EFF64KSP1214R0M1 (sol 707)
The reason I bolded those four letters/numbers in the middle is to point out a major step for Opportunity. The letters and numbers in that position in the filenames of the rover images refer to the "site" and "drive" position for Opportunity -- the "site" number has been counting up throughout the mission as Opportunity roves from one place to another, and the "drive" number ticks over within each site. Oppy has been stuck at 64KC for an awfully long time, capturing thousands of pictures with that site and drive number, more I'm sure than for any other site/drive pair for either rover throughout the mission by a very large factor. (I tried to count all the images with that site and drive number that I have downloaded with the Midnight Mars Browser, but my computer is choking at counting that many). Anyway, hooray again for Opportunity; I'm looking forward to new sites and new drives!
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