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Space News - January 2004

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  • 24 January - Evening Update - Mission managers are working around what appears to be a problem with flash memory on the Sprit Rover. Meanwhile, the Opportunity rover is now streaking through the Martian atmosphere.

    SPIRIT UPDATE: - Jan 24, 2004, 3:30 pm PST
    Hours before NASA's Opportunity rover will reach Mars, engineers have found a way to communicate reliably with its twin, Spirit, and to get Spirit's computer out of a cycle of rebooting many times a day. NASA TV Schedule

  • 24 January 2004 - Saturday - As NASA's Spirit Rover sends fitful chunks of data home, mission managers are getting ready for the landing of its twin, Opportunity, tonight (just after midnight EST Sunday). Check the play-by-play links at right, and watch NASA TV for live video coverage. NASA reports:

    ROVER EVENTS ON NASA TV/WEBCAST - Subject to change
    Jan. 24, 2004 - 12 pm PST - Opportunity and Spirit update
    2 pm PST - Mars program overview
    4 pm PST - Press briefing with NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe
    7:30 pm PST -NASA TV coverage begins for Opportunity's landing
    9:05 pm PST (approximately) - Opportunity lands on Mars

    For Eastern time, add 3 hours. For GMT, add 8 hours. Video of yesterday's Mars briefing here.







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