Curiosity update: Getting back into the science swing of things!

FRA_593663522EDR_F0722464FHAZ00372M_-br2Sols 2122-2212, October 24, 2018, update by MSL engineer Ashley Stroupe: While we are working toward understanding and recovering from the anomaly, Curiosity is slowly ramping back up into normal science operations.

Earlier this week, we got our environmental instruments DAN, RAD, and REMS back online and we exercised the arm for the first time since the anomaly, retracting it from the surface and moving it above the deck. Today we are doing some environmental and atmospheric observations with REMS, RAD, and DAN. We’re also using our Engineering cameras to do atmospheric science observations and some sky imaging to help in camera calibration. Mastcam is also being used for the first time to take several atmospheric tau measurements, as well as looking out at our workspace and the targets we were investigating. We’re specifically doing… [More at link]

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