[FPSPACE] elements/talking points of Bush's speech
released....courtesy of Associated Press
Thu, 15 Jan 2004 19:40:26 -0500
Last Viking lander was shut down in 1982, I believe, i.e. six years after
landing, however it used RTG to operate.
I don't think there are any consumables onboard MER, therefore its lifespan
will be probably limited by the degradation of solar arrays, electronics
breakdowns and ... Money, I afraid. Remember, we prepare to send people on
On 1/15/04 7:15 PM, "Charles Donaldson" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Aviation week stated that Spirit may be able to go further than the 90 days
> of operation.
> What is the limiting factors for Spirit's operation. It's on Solar
> Will it go into a dark period on Mars that exceeds battery power charge?
> Are there residuals, tank pressures, fluids, that will run out in 90
> How long did the Viking landers last?
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