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Latest Opportunity rover timeline for 2005 April Stories

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2009-01-28 16:35:00

The team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit plans diagnostic tests this week after Spirit did not report some of its weekend activities, including a request to determine its orientation after an incomplete drive.

2005-12-13 20:35:00

Two weeks after rover Opportunity's robotic arm failed to extend, engineers traced the problem to a stalled motor and fixed it.

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2005-05-17 07:25:40

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is making progress getting itself unstuck from a sand dune that has left it immobilized the past two weeks, engineers said Monday.

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2005-05-11 21:30:00

Mars rover engineers are using a testing laboratory to simulate specific Mars surface conditions where NASA's rover Opportunity has spun its wheels in a small dune. Careful testing is preceding any commands for Opportunity to resume moving to get out of the dune and continue exploring.

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2005-05-07 00:25:00

Mars rover engineers are using a testing laboratory to simulate specific Mars surface conditions where NASA's rover Opportunity has spun its wheels in a small dune. Careful testing is preceding any commands for Opportunity to resume moving to get out of the dune and continue exploring.


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