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PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE - To MARS with MER
How many pictures can a rover take in one day?
Well, the rover can actually take quite a few pictures in one day. So far, the issue has been not how many pictures can we take in one day but what can we send back. We get on the order of dozens of pictures back each day, if that's what we're doing that day, if we're focusing on taking images. There are many other instruments that do other kinds of science and then the issue is do we have enough communication time. Do we have enough link time to actually send them all back? So far we've had plenty of antenna time to send back all of the images that you are seeing on the Internet right now.
Flight System Engineer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory