Opportunity's Panoramic Camera imaged this area on Sol 4059. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

Opportunity’s Panoramic Camera imaged this area on Sol 4059.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

 

Word from ground controllers is that the Opportunity Mars rover is in good health after communication blackout.

The Earth-Mars Solar Conjunction command moratorium and communication blackout has ended. Telemetry is again being received from Opportunity. Normal tactical planning has resumed with the Sol 4059 (June 25, 2015) plan.

Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater at the “Spirit of St. Louis” crater near the entrance of “Marathon Valley.”

Veteran Opportunity Mars rover snapped this photo following Earth-Mars Solar Conjunction on Sol 4059. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

Veteran Opportunity Mars rover snapped this photo following Earth-Mars Solar Conjunction on Sol 4059.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

 

 

The robot landed on Mars on Jan. 25, 2004, Universal Time (evening of Jan. 24, 2004, PST).

Since landing, the veteran rover has chalked up over 26 miles (42 kilometers) of exploration driving.

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