Curiosity update: ‘On the road again’

NLB_503050139EDR_F0512004NCAM00353M_Sol 1191-93, December 11, 2015, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: We received the data needed to plan contact science and a drive, and the 3-sol weekend plan is another full one.  I was busy as MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead, planning observations of a couple targets on an outcrop right in front of the rover.  On Sol 1191, MAHLI will acquire full suites of images of “Elizabeth Ray” and “Pomona” before the APXS is placed on Pomona for an afternoon/evening integration.  During the integration, ChemCam and Mastcam will observe bedrock targets “Messum” and “Karoo.”  After sunset, the APXS will be placed on Elizabeth Ray for an overnight integration.  Early on Sol 1192… [More at link]

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