MARS PATHFINDER MISSION STATUS
Sol 50 down link status: Sun rise on Mars occurred on mars at 9:00 PM PDT and sun set occurred at 10:00 am PDT. Today was another good day for the rover team. New lander images clearly show that Sojourner has positioned itself near Shark with the APXS facing the rock. Later this week sojourner will take an APXS measurement of Shark to see if it has an elemental composition similar to Barnacle Bill. Other data returned included ASI Met weather data and wind sock images for a total of about two megabits of data.
No down link is planned for tomorrow, but a full week of activity is planned for subsequent sols.
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