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2005-Jan-25, 03:43 PM
Does anybody know approximately how long those rovers will last for? I'm assuming they will last until one of their moving parts fail.

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2005-Jan-25, 05:02 PM
That, or more likely the batteries will fail. The batteries are expected to have about 600 days of life, so we're about half way there. Once they begin to fail, they will go rapidly, losing most of their recharge ability over the course of a few days.