Tag: Mars

MSL RTG Placement

Posted on December 13, 2014

I was contemplating adding an arm to the front of the rover the other day. Some back of an envelope math: a smallish arm (under a meter long), able to reach to the ground a bit ahead of the body (in view of the mast cameras) = quite a torque on the suspension differential when […]

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Mars Time Notes

Posted on October 19, 2014

Ah, glad I signed up for this whole ‘Mars Clock’ thing. I thought it would be as simple. No. Some links: http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/mars24/ Mars24, sorta kinda the source. http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/time/martian_time.html Sol conversion applet and some milestone dates to check that things agree. http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/tc.cgi#top Another converter; Julian dates this time. http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/mars24/help/algorithm.html A conversion method with an example; this […]

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