spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


NASA extends Mars rover mission again
Posted: Tue, Oct 16, 2007, 7:29 AM ET (1129 GMT)
Mars Exploration Rover (NASA/JPL) NASA announced Monday that it has once again extended the mission of its twin Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, allowing the spacecraft to continue operating for up to two more years. The extension, the fifth for the mission, would allow rover operations to continue through 2009, provided the spacecraft remain operational. The rovers, which landed in January 2004 for a planned 90-day mission, have experienced some technical glitches but otherwise are in good health. Spirit, which landed in Gusev Crater, has driven over 7.2 kilometers, while Opportunity, which landed in Meridiani Planum and is now exploring Victoria Crater, has traveled 11.6 km.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Tropical storm delays next Artemis 1 launch attempt
Posted: Sun, Sep 25 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)

Soyuz delivers new crew to ISS
Posted: Sun, Sep 25 8:49 AM ET (1249 GMT)

Pentagon to phase out use of GEO missile warning satellites
Posted: Sun, Sep 25 8:46 AM ET (1246 GMT)

news links
Saturday, October 1


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list