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By Mary O'Keefe | November 14, 2008
Spirit phoned home. “She’s talking!” That was the reported response from the rover team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge as Mars Exploration Rover Spirit communicated via the Mars Oddyssey orbiter Thursday afternoon. The rover’s future had been in question as recently as Wednesday when John Callas, JPL project manager for Spirit and its twin rover Opportunity announced their was a power problem with the rover. Spirit had been in the middle of a strong regional Martian storm that resulted in dust covering the rover’s solar panels.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 13, 2008
This has been a difficult week Martian week, with one Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission ending a few weeks earlier than expected and a longtime rover on the brink of power failure. On Tuesday, JPL announced that the Mars rover named Spirit was running out of power due to a regional dust storm that hit the area hard and fast. “The last communications with Spirit was over the weekend,” said John Callas, Mars Exploration Rover project manager. “On Monday we sent commands to the rover not to talk to us until Thursday.
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By Seth Amitin | December 3, 2009
North-easterly winds blew dust and ash over La Cañada over the weekend, adding another danger and potential hazard to the residents just south of the Station fire. Dust blew across La Cañada, covering cars and prompting a few residents to seek medical attention for respiratory problems. According to Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s weather station wind charts, the winds peaked at an average of 35 miles per hour—gusting close to 45—on Sunday early morning to mid-day, coming in from the north.
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By Mary O'Keefe | August 2, 2007
Weather conditions on Earth and Mars are plaguing two JPL missions. The Phoenix Mars Lander, which had a scheduled launch Friday, has now been postponed to Saturday at 3:02 a.m. PST. The delay is due to severe weather at the Kennedy Space Center, while the rovers Opportunity and Spirit are still battling a severe dust storm on the Martian surface. Severe weather conditions surrounded the Kennedy Space Center launch pad on Tuesday afternoon delaying the second stage fueling. The Phoenix is planned to arrive on Mars in the spring of 2008.
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By Mary O'Keefe | November 14, 2008
Spirit phoned home. “She’s talking!” That was the reported response from the rover team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge as Mars Exploration Rover Spirit communicated via the Mars Oddyssey orbiter Thursday afternoon. The rover’s future had been in question as recently as Wednesday when John Callas, JPL project manager for Spirit and its twin rover Opportunity announced their was a power problem with the rover. Spirit had been in the middle of a strong regional Martian storm that resulted in dust covering the rover’s solar panels.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 13, 2008
This has been a difficult week Martian week, with one Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission ending a few weeks earlier than expected and a longtime rover on the brink of power failure. On Tuesday, JPL announced that the Mars rover named Spirit was running out of power due to a regional dust storm that hit the area hard and fast. “The last communications with Spirit was over the weekend,” said John Callas, Mars Exploration Rover project manager. “On Monday we sent commands to the rover not to talk to us until Thursday.
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