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Originally posted by chemistry
I've just thought of something. The rovers on Mars - Spirit and Opportunity - why can't we watch the view from their camera's in real-time? Surely we have the technology!
Why is there no website where we can watch the rovers camera views in real - time?
Originally posted by Xammu
It is possible to recieve live feeds from a camera on the moon. The time lag on the moon is only 1.2 seconds. Furthermore, the time lag is so small that viewers can pay to drive a rover fitted with a camera.
Driving was not simply a job of looking at the tv monitors and operating Lunokhod like a computer game. Each movement was carefully planned after studying image of the terrain, working out distances and working out movements of the aerial to ensure that communications were maintained.