NASA Mars Rover readying for mission with a test drive

entrepr

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Very cools stuff. A bit slow, though - like watching very fancy paint dry.
 

mr.B

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Interesting - didn't realise that it hadn't moved yet.
 

jzar

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Does anyone know how long it takes for an instruction to be received by the Rover?
I heard 7 minutes?
That means if you send an instruction to turn left--7 minutes later it will turn ...
 

Marcan

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Absolutely intriguing this Mars mission. More interesting then to comment on Windows logo !
 

WaxLyrical

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Seriously,this morn I had a longer movement than this rover.
Can't they send over a turbo and maybe some nitrous.

:p
 

Arthur

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Does anyone know how long it takes for an instruction to be received by the Rover?
I heard 7 minutes?
That means if you send an instruction to turn left--7 minutes later it will turn ...
That's why every move instruction must be complete, from start to route to stop. Mars is over 14 light minutes away.
 
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