Curiosity update: ‘Keeping MAHLI safe’

0868MH0003900000302185E01_DXXXSol 870, January 15, 2015, update from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: “This morning the MSL operations team realized that the results of the MAHLI activities planned for Sol 870 will not be received until Saturday.  Therefore, if there is a problem on Sol 870 that halts the sequence while the MAHLI dust cover is open, the cover would remain open through the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.  To eliminate the risk of such a situation…  Meanwhile, many of the MAHLI self portrait images acquired on Sol 868 have been received…” [More at link]

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