Tag Archives: Glen Etive

Curiosity update: Packing up for our journey behind the Sun

Sols 2504-05, August 22, 2019, update by MSL scientist Mariah Baker: The days leading up to a big trip can be hectic. There are preparations to be made, belongings to be packed, extra work to do in anticipation of being … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Science to exhaustion

Sols 2502-03, August 20, 2019, update by MSL scientist Ryan Anderson: The Sol 2502-2503 plan starts with a couple of ChemCam observations on the bedrock targets “Papigoe” and “Princes Street,” followed by a Mastcam stereo mosaic of “Stone Row.” Then in … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: SAM is GO for analyzing the Glen Etive drill sample

Sols 2497-98, August 12, 2019, update by MSL engineer Ashley Stroupe: This morning, after seeing that the redo of the SAM Preconditioning in Monday’s plan was successful, the SAM team was ready to drop-off four portions to SAM for evolved … Continue reading

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Curiosty: On the outcrop

Sol 2496, August 14, 2019. Curiosity’s front and rear Hazcams show the rover remains parked at the outcrop, with the Glen Etive drill hole and conical tailings pile visible on the flat rock in the upper center of the front … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A slight change of plans

Sols 2495-96, August 12, 2019, update by MSL scientist Vivian Sun: Today’s planning began with a bit of a shuffle as we learned that the sample cup that was used for SAM preconditioning over the weekend didn’t seal as well … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Just another week on Mars

Sols 2492-94, August 12, 2019, update by MSL scientist Brittney Cooper: It’s the end of another week on Mars, and today we put together a 3 sol weekend plan for Curiosity. Given the RSM-related issues that we incurred this past … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A change in the weather (observations)

Sols 2489-91, August 8, 2019, update by MSL scientist Claire Newman: Over the weekend, Curiosity successfully dropped off a portion of the Glen Etive drill sample. But for some reason, the sequence was interrupted, so no images of the portion … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Success on the 22nd drill hole; happy landing day — on to year 8!

Sol 2488, August 5, 2019, update by MSL scientist Roger Wiens: On Sunday morning the team received the message that Curiosity’s latest drill hole was successful at “Glen Etive.” This is the 22nd full-depth drill hole on Mars, and we … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Affirm-Etive: We are GO for drilling at Glen Etive 1!

Sols 2485-87, August 2, 2019, update by MSL scientist Lucy Thompson: Late during planning yesterday, we got the go ahead to proceed with full drilling at “Glen Etive 1.” We received the results of the APXS and ChemCam compositional analysis … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A drill with a view

Sols 2482-83, July 30, 2019, update by MSL scientist Mariah Baker: The rover is currently located in the southern part of the “Visionarium,” where we are set to start our next drill campaign, and we can’t help but take in … Continue reading

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