MARS PATHFINDER MISSION STATUS
Earth rise occurred at 12:15 a.m. PST and sunrise occurred at 3:05 a.m. PST.
Data was returned from Mars today using the Deep Space Network station located in Madrid Spain. Telemetry indicated the Sagan Memorial Station continues to be in good health. For an unknown reason no rover data was received from Sojourner today and teams are currently working to analyze the problem and devise a suitable work around. Trouble shooting will occur tomorrow during Sol 60 and everyone remains optimistic that the anomally will be identified and valid lander/rover communications will be established.
The pathfinder spacecraft went to sleep prior to the Martian sunset which occurred at 3:30 pm PST today. The lander should awake around 7:30 a.m. local Martian time tomorrow and down link data should be seen here on earth around 11:00 a.m. PST on September 3rd.
For further information on the Mars Pathfinder Mission, please call our Mission Status Report line at 1-800-391-6654.