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PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE - To MARS with MER
Daily Updates - April 7, 2004
Opportunity Status at end of sol 72
"The Wanderer" by Dion and the Belmonts woke Opportunity on its 72nd sol, which ended at 7:39 a.m. PST on April 7. The rover drove around the sinuous trough in a long dogleg pattern. Remote sensing to examine the crevice was conducted on the 50-meter (164 feet) drive to its ultimate position for the sol, at the northeast extreme of "Anatolia."
On sol 73, the rover will perform a trenching operation in the soil. During the following sol, the instrument's arm will be placed on the trenched area.
The planned flight software upload will begin on Opportunity's 75th sol.