NASA needs a Winch

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 09:18
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Free Spirit is bogged in sand .....any volunteers. They might have to get the twin Rover to move around from the other side of the planet ....anyone with a Snatch Strap ....

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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:08

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:08
Maybe they should just use a "sky hook" like everyone else.... lol....
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:36

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:36
Every one keeps telling me tyre pressures are important. :o)
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Reply By: Sillydad (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:14

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:14
Don't know if those tyres are legal - not much tread on them!
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:40

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:40
Bugga!!
I guess they have done really well to date with those Rovers so after all this time its not a bad result.

Maybe a bit disappointing to loose it to a simple bogging would have been more spectacular if it was stolen my Martians or hit by a rouge meteorite.
Better yet blasted by the Russians trying to protect their secret Martian space base.

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Follow Up By: Road Warrior - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 16:42

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 16:42
...or smashed to pieces by an angry Megatron just like in Transformers.

All I can say is it must be REALLY stuck given the amount of onboard hardware the little rovers have for getting themselves out of trouble.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 16:42

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 16:42
Hey it's done alright for a piece of hardware that was supposed to last for 90 days. It's been 5 years or so now. The solar cells got so clogged up with dust a few years back that it was on deaths door and a bloody Willy Willy ran right over the top of it and blew the solar panels clean! Now that's good luck!

The new one scheduled for launch later this year is much bigger and heavier. Aiming for off road reliability, they've built it on a Nissan Patrol chassis. It will be shod with 6 Cooper STT's and rely on an engel to keep the innards cool. Should last a decade I reckon. Ha Ha Ha.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncs - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 21:46

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 21:46
So is Mars considered outside a major city?

I am just wondering about the Cooper warranty. Ahh when I think about it who's going to do the tyre rotations necessary to protect that warranty anyway?

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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 16:54

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 16:54
NASA needs a better driver. :)

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