posted on Apr, 19 2021 @ 08:53 AM
a reply to: CraftyArrow
The better footage takes a while to make it back to us. It's got to go from the rover at a blistering 2kbps to 256kpbs to the reconnaissance orbiter
or the Odyssey orbiter. Each orbiter gets about 8 minutes of comms each day due to orbit. From the orbiters we get 5mbps during optimal conditions
with Mars at the closest distance it can be, the low end hits 500kbps at the furthest distance. Factor in the time delay of those transmissions as
well, and you get what you see here. Over the next couple of months we'll most likely get better footage, it's just going to take some time.
Hopefully the guy from Microsoft who developed the file transfer timer isn't responsible...then it could be 10 seconds of 10,000 years.