Curiosity update: Data processing delay

NLB_517255082EDR_F0541610NCAM00353M_Sol 1350, May 23, 2016, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: I’m SOWG Chair again today, and started browsing the latest data from MSL early this morning.  To my dismay, the post-drive images that we expected to receive in time for planning today were not available!  It turned out that the data were received on Earth, but the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter operations team had some problems processing and transferring it to us. We waited as long as we could for the data needed to plan contact science or mobility activities, then decided that we should plan Sol 1350 without them because planning time is limited by the early uplink window — we have to have the plan ready to send to the rover by this evening.  Fortunately, the… [More at link]

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