Curiosity update: Staying put

NLB_543351826EDR_F0613076NCAM00286M_Sol 1644, March 21, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The Sol 1644 plan focuses on arm activities, because the volume of data expected to be relayed via the MRO and Mars Odyssey orbiters in time for planning tomorrow is too small to allow both a drive and drill diagnostic tests.  So the tactical science team took advantage of the opportunity for contact science by planning APXS and MAHLI observations of bedrock targets named “The Hop” and “The Horns.”  But first, ChemCam and Right Mastcam will observe The Hop, then Right Mastcam will image the target AEGIS selected yesterday and examine rocks named “Heald Mountain,” “Caucomgomoc Lake,” and “Mooselookmeguntic Lake.”  Mastcam will also search for… [More at link]

This entry was posted in Reports and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.