Curiosity update: Delayed planning

NLB_540598174EDR_F0610924NCAM00346M_Sol 1614-16, February 17, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The Sol 1612 drive went well, and there is a nice bedrock block in the arm workspace.  We received a bit more data than expected before planning started, but not enough to finalize drive plans and contact science targets.  As expected, we received more data during planning, including color images of the arm workspace that were very useful in selecting contact science targets.  The late arrival of the necessary data caused delays in the standard uplink planning timeline, but the tactical team did a great job and we have an excellent weekend plan.  It’s good to see REMS extended blocks back in the plan after the successful… [More at link]

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