Curiosity update: Studying a potential drill target

1964MR0102670010901592E01_DXXX-br2Sols 1966-67, February 15, 2018, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: We are planning 2 sols today to get a head start on the holiday weekend planning. We had several options today, including mobility and contact science with or without brushing, which made for an interesting day for me as SOWG Chair. Early in planning, we decided not to move and that our top priority is to brush and investigate a potential drill target just to the right of the Newmachar brush spot. The drill target cannot be finalized today, but the area to be brushed on Sol 1966, centered at “Lake Orcadie,” is likely to include the drill target. Before the DRT is used on Lake Orcadie, ChemCam will measure its elemental composition at 9 points in a 3×3 raster and MAHLI will take images from 25 and 5 cm above the surface. ChemCam will also shoot its laser at another contact science target named “Forties,” which should clean some of the dust… [More at link]

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

Comments are closed.