Curiosity update: ‘Last MAHLI images before conjunction’

0998MH0005040050304558C00_DXXXSol 999, May 28, 2015, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Today is the last day we can plan MAHLI [Mars Hand Lens Imager] activities before the operational stand-down for solar conjunction, to ensure that we have time to confirm that MAHLI’s dust cover is safely closed.  So we worked to include as many MAHLI images as possible in the Sol 999 plan, making for a rather hectic day for me as MAHLI uplink lead.  The plan includes a full set of MAHLI images of a potential DRT target called “Big Arm.”  The target dubbed “Wallace” was selected for brushing by the DRT… [More at link]

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