Where's Spirit Right Now?
11 Jun 2003
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
A "Where's Spirit Right Now?" page has been added to the MER website:
The page will track the position of Spirit (formerly MER-A) from Earth to Mars until arrival at Mars in January 2004. Five views are currently provided and are updated every 10 minutes:
- Overhead view of the inner solar system showing the spacecraft's trajectory from Earth to Mars, and the spacecraft's current position.
- Mars as seen by Spirit (Mars will get bigger as the spacecraft approaches)
- Earth as seen by Spirit (large view of Earth currently being displayed)
- Looking down on Spirit (a closer view of Spirit's position)
- Looking down on Earth, showing the spacecraft's position relative to the Earth-Moon system.