It seems NASA has called its leadership to praise its.
The space agency has scheduled a briefing on Wednesday to announce the results of the final attempts to connect with the solar robot that has been on the Red Planet since 2004.
NASAlast June and hope slowly disappeared as the bot will call home. As the rover is powered by solar energy, it will not be able to charge its batteries and operate if the solar panels are covered with a significant amount of dust.
The Opportunity had its original purpose to cover 700 yards (640 meters) and run only for 90 days on the surface of Mars. It exceeded expectations more than 50 times and continued to operate for more than 1
Speculation from the online astronomical community is that NASA will not be able to get a chance when it makes a last attempt on Tuesday night.
The idea that the briefing is expected to be sad, and not "hey, maybe this little robot has a little more time to become," is backed by the fact that NASA Administrator Jim Bridgetin will be with Mars Exploration Rover's Mars Exploration Rover and engineer from the Mars 2020 Mars. I hear the farewell words about "passing the robotic torch" to the next generation that will be released on the market h next year.
Also, this remarkable career roll of Opportunity quietly appeared online on Tuesday with a description that includes much talk about Rover in the past.
We will not know for sure what the fate of Opportunity is until 11:00 on Wednesday, when NASA broadcasts the live briefing on NASA and YouTube (which you can access by clicking on the embedded below). but it does not look good.
We'll have more about life, time and (probably) end of Opportunity Wednesday, so check back.
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