Curiosity update: Back on the road

1441MR0071280310702898E01_DXXXSol 1446-47, August 29, 2016, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The MSL activities planned for last weekend went well, and the rover’s batteries have enough energy to proceed with another drive on Sol 1446.  We started the day looking at the beautiful new Mastcam images of the nearby buttes, then got down to planning the details of the 2-sol plan.  On Sol 1446, Mastcam will extend coverage of previously-planned mosaics, and ChemCam will use its laser to measure the chemistry of “Muchinda” on a large outcrop block. After the drive, ChemCam will autonomously make another observation using the AEGIS software. Overnight, CheMin will prepare…   [More at link]

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