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NASA Opportunity (Mars rover)

Grey Havoc

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=KyktvC7w7Js

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http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/28/nasa-rover-designed-to-last-90-days-celebrates-12-year-anniversary/​
 

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https://phys.org/news/2017-07-mars-roverpanorama-perseverance-valley.html
 

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Personally, I'm still waiting for this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTWqCllw_SM to happen - after all, finding water anywhere in the universe really isn't such a big hullabaloo in my view, but now if you would find beer...
 

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Again via Slashdot: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/world/mars-opportunity-rover-final-photo-scn-trnd/index.html
 

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Grey Havoc said:
Again via Slashdot: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/world/mars-opportunity-rover-final-photo-scn-trnd/index.html

It's going to be sad to see the end of Opportunity, I have followed the two rovers since the first day on mars after they landed. I suppose there is always Curiosity now.
 

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Both with the rovers it could be needed to send something that can fly above the surface to keep tracking Mars. Skyrora XL is intended for placing payloads into Sun-Synchronous Orbit. Nine of the same hydrogen peroxide–kerosene engines used on Skylark XL will power the first stage of the vehicle, and one engine each on the second and third stages. A payload capacity of 315 kg to a 500 km orbit is expected. As of May 2020, the maiden flight is planned to take place in 2023 https://www.skyrora.com/skyrora-xl.
 

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Both with the rovers it could be needed to send something that can fly above the surface to keep tracking Mars. Skyrora XL is intended for placing payloads into Sun-Synchronous Orbit. Nine of the same hydrogen peroxide–kerosene engines used on Skylark XL will power the first stage of the vehicle, and one engine each on the second and third stages. A payload capacity of 315 kg to a 500 km orbit is expected. As of May 2020, the maiden flight is planned to take place in 2023 https://www.skyrora.com/skyrora-xl.

I'm really not sure I see a connection between a smallsat launcher and a Mars Rover? We already have a number of satellites in Mars Orbit, but they needed pretty beefy launchers. Skyrora XL can't get there, period.
 

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On a tangent, regarding Jarosite:
 

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