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Old 06-27-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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Really? You're still harping about NASA having to give up on a piece of equipment that lasted 14 years in a hostile environment? It was only expected to be operational for 90 days.


90 days.
14 years.


And you call it planned obsolescence.


You seem to have a problem that is beyond understanding by any rational being.
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Old 07-01-2019, 05:02 AM
 
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What makes you think everyone on here is rational? There are some on here who just love to criticize and thats really rather sad when you could focus on more positive things.

I meant that perhaps the dust storm came along at an opportune moment. In the past there have been numerous cleaning events in which the wind was far less powerful and which were reported as amazingly, cleaning the solar panels.

NASA will soon have other rovers on Mars and may not want to spread their resources to cover supporting old out-dated equipment. Like you say, they probably think they have had their money's worth after 14 years.
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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OK, so we have officially now dumped Opportunity after extensive 'wake-up calls' to it by the scientists. I wonder why the 'cleaning events' failed this time to clear off the dust from the solar panels.

Possibly it is 'planned obsolescence' and so my prediction has come true. What a surprise. (Well, not to me anyway)
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What makes you think everyone on here is rational? There are some on here who just love to criticize and thats really rather sad when you could focus on more positive things.

I meant that perhaps the dust storm came along at an opportune moment. In the past there have been numerous cleaning events in which the wind was far less powerful and which were reported as amazingly, cleaning the solar panels.

NASA will soon have other rovers on Mars and may not want to spread their resources to cover supporting old out-dated equipment. Like you say, they probably think they have had their money's worth after 14 years.
You backtrack nicely.

You (again) claim that NASA has "officially now dumped Opportunity after extensive 'wake-up calls' to it by the scientists". Then brag about your prediction that it was possibly planned obsolescence, which is so clearly not the case that an ape in Africa can see there was no planned obsolescence at all. I like the addition of "possibly".

Now you're talking about a wind storm showing up at an opportune moment. I gather from that that you are now claiming NASA used that dust storm to dump Opportunity.

The following statement might be my favorite in the entire thread.

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There are some on here who just love to criticize and thats really rather sad when you could focus on more positive things.
So we should be focusing on more positive things unlike you claiming over and over that NASA is some evil group that took (in your opinion only) an opportunity (after 14 years fer God's sake) to dump the rover.

Yeah that's a positive attitude.

Don't worry. I'll continue to call you out every time you post this crap.
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