The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

June 6, 2005


- in the higher elevations of the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City
- modified recording, you need earphone and stereo for this one
- you can hear the wind whistling around the antenna
- setting up current in the antenna
- recorded by the vlf along with the usual signals
- there are the unusual usual moans as well
- sometimes i think these are stemming from the antenna
- but then i think not, they have no relation to the wind or weather
- your guess is as good as mine, probably better
- chorus adds separation, you need good separation
- machine turning on and off, i think, as rampant development continues
- we were near some ski resorts, not sky resorts
- listen, be informed -

http://www.asondheim.org/alpinefil2.mp3
http://www.asondheim.org/alpine.jpg


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 11:43:20 -0700
From: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory <info@jpl.nasa.gov>
To: "sondheim@panix.com" <sondheim@panix.com>
Subject: NASA's Opportunity Rover Rolls Free on Mars



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Dolores Beasley (202) 358-1753
NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

News Release: 2005-095					June 6, 2005

NASA's Opportunity Rover Rolls Free on Mars

Engineers and mission managers for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover
mission cheered when images from the Martian surface confirmed
Opportunity had successfully escaped from a sand trap.

>From about 174 million kilometers away (about 108 million miles), the
rover team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., had
worked diligently for nearly five weeks to extricate the rover. The long-
distance roadside assistance was a painstaking operation to free all six
wheels of the rover, which were mired up to their rims in the soft sand of a
small martian dune.

"After a nerve-wracking month of hard work, the rover team is both elated
and relieved to finally see our wheels sitting on top of the sand instead of
half buried in it," said Jeffrey Biesiadecki, a JPL rover mobility engineer.

Traction was difficult in the ripple-shaped dune of windblown dust and
sand that Opportunity drove into on April 26. In the weeks following, the
rover churned 192 meters (629 feet) worth of wheel rotations before
gaining enough traction to actually move one meter (about three feet). The
rover team directed the drives in cautious increments from May 13 through
June 4.

"We did careful testing for how to get Opportunity out of the sand. Then
we patiently followed the strategy developed from the testing, monitoring
every step of the way," Biesiadecki said. "We hope to have Opportunity
busy with a full schedule of scientific exploration again shortly."

Opportunity's next task is to examine the site to provide a better
understanding of what makes that ripple different from the dozens of
similar ones the rover easily crossed. "After we analyze this area, we'll be
able to plan safer driving in the terrain ahead," said JPL's Jim Erickson,
rover project manager.

Both Spirit and Opportunity have worked in harsh martian conditions much
longer than anticipated. They have been studying geology on opposite
sides of Mars for more than a year of extended missions since
successfully completing their three-month primary missions in April 2004.

"The first thing we're going to do is simply take a hard look at the stuff we
were stuck in," said Dr. Steve Squyres of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
He is the principal investigator for the Mars rovers' science instruments.
"After that, we will begin a cautious set of moves to get us on our way
southward again. South is where we think the best science is, so that's still
where we want to go."

Shortly after landing in January 2004, Opportunity found layered bedrock
that bore geological evidence for a shallow ancient sea. Spirit did not find
extensive layered bedrock until more than a year later, after driving more
than two miles and climbing into a range of hills known as "Columbia
Hills."

Images and information about the rovers and their discoveries are
available on the Web at:
http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/mer_main.html and
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/mer/ .

For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html .

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Waypoint Number		N		W		Altitude

1			41.26828	75.88786	--
2			41.24392	75.88842	288
3			40.14780	77.31728	288
4			39.71680	78.27946	288
5			39.71817	78.28046	767
6			39.70470	78.57320	784
7			39.70660	78.56683	856
8			39.70767	78.57053	892
9			39.71157	78.61815	1167
10			39.70118	78.63370	1427
11			39.68756	78.66116	1364
12			39.67412	78.69327	1026
13			39.62123	79.95907	1017
14			39.62187	79.95610	997
15			39.65520	79.99285	997
16			39.65312	80.01535	908
17			39.64352	80.02943	1013
18			39.62393	80.04066	1046
19			39.61782	80.05135	1026
20			39.61843	80.05175	1197
21			39.65143	80.00087	1200
22			39.65055	79.96780	2411
23			40.00032	81.57555	2411
24			39.85882	85.02293	2411
25			39.82140	85.91600	925
26			40.12915	87.74403	925
27			40.49160	88.98407	925
28			40.35035	89.13197	702
29			40.35032	89.13197	692
30			40.48308	88.99493	692
31			41.64857	91.05573	692
32			41.64917	91.17305	692
33			41.68448	92.90225	698
34			41.68095	93.39000	905
35			41.24752	95.95862	1250.
36			41.24742	95.95845	1259
37			41.25788	95.98277	1125
38			41.25267	95.99039	1079
39			41.03320	96.31623	1089
40			41.03323	96.31617	1099
41			40.67076	99.12178	2112
42			40.93190	100.15827	2142
43			41.11642	102.93072	2142
44			41.17722	104.07557	5055
45			41.37223	105.79538	6269
46			41.53498	106.07613	6961
47			41.58922	106.18125	7736
48			41.70833	106.42907	7725
49			41.71755	106.44375	7280
50			41.79228	107.21017	7276
51			41.73160	107.71592	6788
52			41.64594	108.58051	7106
53			41.55483	109.59317	6417
54			40.61352	112.01704	6417
55			40.60832	112.01234	4737
56			40.60830	112.01147	4711
57			40.60937	111.59195	4714
58			40.59758	111.58447	5357

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