Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover (page 2)

NASA is finally saying goodbye to its Opportunity rover on Mars after spending nearly a year trying to reestablish communication with the silent robot. A team of engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) sent one final radio command to the rover last night but did not receive a response. Now, NASA will stop trying to communicate with Opportunity, effectively bringing the rover’s 15-year mission on Mars to an end. Opportunity has been radio silent since June 2018 when a massive dust storm overwhelmed the skies of Mars and blotted out the Sun. The storm, one of the thickest NASA has ever seen, made it impossible for Opportunity’s solar panels to stay powered. As a result, the rover’s internal battery drained, and Opportunity went... Continue reading…

Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover

The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from BBC Science News

Watch live as NASA announces Opportunity's fate

Space NASA's longest-running rover is likely dead. The space agency is holding a press conference on the rover's status at 2 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Popular Science

NASA set to hold funeral for silent Mars Opportunity rover - CNET

The solar-powered rover hasn't called home since being swamped by a massive dust storm months ago.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

NASA admits the Mars Opportunity rover is dead

If you're a fan of Mars exploration, you're probably in mourning right now. NASA's Opportunity rover has effectively been declared dead after the agency's last ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Engadget

NASA set to pull the plug on its Mars Opportunity rover

NASA has made its final attempts to contact its Mars rover Opportunity, which has been silent on the surface of the Red Planet for 8 months.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from FOXNews

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NASA to speak today on the fate of Mars Opportunity Rover

We haven't communicated with Opportunity since June, leaving the rover's fate up in the air. 

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Astronomy.com

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