Author Topic: Goodnight, Opportunity  (Read 536 times)

Jaded

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Goodnight, Opportunity
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:41:52 pm »
You did rather better than expected...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47231247
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Basil

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Re: Goodnight, Opportunity
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 10:22:42 pm »
Thanks Oppy.  You done well.
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Pingu

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Re: Goodnight, Opportunity
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 10:30:49 pm »

Re: Goodnight, Opportunity
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 07:40:44 am »
Original duration 90 day. Actual service life 16 years!

Kim

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Re: Goodnight, Opportunity
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 01:16:03 pm »
I'll move this here from the computing thread:

TIL that Opportunity was having to go into deep sleep mode every night because one of the heaters had failed-on during the landing, and would otherwise drain the battery.  (This may have contributed to its demise, if the realtime clock got reset due to low power.)

Apparently the Lithium-ion battery was at 85% of initial capacity at the end of the mission.  Which (as with the current generation of electric cars) just goes to show how well they can perform when managed properly.
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