MARS PATHFINDER MISSION STATUS
Earth rise occurred at 1:40 a.m. PDT and sunrise occurred at 4:25 a.m. PDT.
Data was returned from Mars today using the Deep Space Network stations located in Madrid Spain. Telemetry indicates that everything continues to operate nominally and both the Sojourner rover and Sagan Memorial Station continue to be in good health. Data was once again returned from the rover today and a new sequence was sent to and received by Sojourner that should alleviate the Thompson loop sequence command problem that caused no data to be received by the rover on Sol 59. Sol 62 should mean a return to normal planning and nominal rover operations. The Pathfinder spacecraft went to sleep prior to the Martian sunset which occurred at 4:50 PM PDT.
The Lander should awake around 7:40 local solar Martian time tomorrow and down link data should be seen around noon Pacific time.
For further information on the Mars Pathfinder Mission, please call our Mission Status Report line at 1-800-391-6654.