Solar Conjunction Puts NASA’s Curiosity Rover, Orbiter In Communication Blackout

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The Mars Curiosity with its first soil sample in its scooper. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.
The Mars Curiosity with its first soil sample in its scooper. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Between April 4th and May 1st, the Mars Curiosity and Opportunity will be in minimal communication with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as it experiences a Mars solar conjunction.

Click through to read more about what a solar conjunction is, and what impacts it will have on JPL’s communications with the fleet of Mars exploration vehicles.

Solar Conjunction Puts NASA’s Curiosity Rover, Orbiter In Communication Blackout.

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