NASA has published the latest pictures of the Mars Rover “Oportun”

In February 2019, the mission was officially completed.

NASA опублікувало останнє фото марсохода «Опортюніті»

The Rover team “Oportun” recent panoramic image and images taken by the Rover shortly before leaving in hibernation in June 2018, with which he never came out. On the last panorama of the Rover can be seen the inner Western slope of the crater rim of the endeavour, according to the NASA website, informs Rus.Media.

NASA опублікувало останнє фото марсохода «Опортюніті»

“Oportun” worked on the planet 5352 Sol (Martian days), breaking during this time of record planetokhods 45,16 kilometers, although initially the service life of the Rover was estimated at 90 days and one thousand meters of distance traveled. For all time, the Rover sent to Earth over 217 thousand images, including fifteen 360-degree color panoramas of the surrounding area, set a record for distance traveled in one day on Mars (220 metres) and analyzed several tens of rock samples.

In early June, 2018 in the Valley of Perseverance, where the Rover came to a global dust storm and the level of transparency of the atmosphere dropped sharply. Because “Oportun” receives energy from the solar panels, the mission team had to suspend all scientific operations and put the bike in the power saving mode. However, once the storm stopped and the transparency of the atmosphere returned to normal values, the Rover has not been in contact. It is assumed that the Rover went into sleep mode, or failed in work hours or transmitter. Attempts to establish a connection with the office continued until February 2019, after which it was officially announced the completion of the mission.

NASA опублікувало останнє фото марсохода «Опортюніті»

NASA опублікувало останнє фото марсохода «Опортюніті»

NASA опублікувало останнє фото марсохода «Опортюніті»

The last panoramic image from the Rover is composed of 354 individual frames obtained by the camera Pancam during the period from 13 may to 10 June, using three different filters (near-infrared, green and violet). The image shows the Western inner slope of the crater rim of the endeavour and geological formations that Rover were planning to study. Snapshots were also tire tracks of the Rover and its transmitting antenna. In addition, the team showed the last received and transmitted to earth by the Rover photos from June 10, 2018, have a high level of noise due to very poor lighting. However, two of them significantly Sun in the Martian sky.

NASA опублікувало останнє фото марсохода «Опортюніті»

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