Tag Archives: Ogunquit Beach

Curiosity update: Second sample acquisition attempt

Sols 1981-83, March 2, 2018, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: All of the data returned for the second drill target, called “Lake Orcadie 2,” support the decision to attempt to acquire sample at that location using feed-extended drilling. So … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Finishing up observations of Ogunquit Beach

Sol 1972, February 22, 2018, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: Tosol we planned to finish up our suite of observations on the “Ogunquit Beach” sand sample that was off-loaded from the rover over the weekend. As described in yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Piling on

Sol 1971, February 21, 2018, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: Over the weekend, Curiosity successfully off-loaded the sample she acquired previously, the “Ogunquit Beach” sand sample, in preparation for what the science team hopes is acquisition of a new … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Dumping Ogunquit Beach sample

Sols 1968-70, February 16, 2018, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: We got lots of good news this morning: The DRT brushing of the potential drill target [at right] completed successfully, as did SAM’s recent analysis of the Ogunquit Beach … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Torrid(on) pace

Sol 1965, February 14, 2018, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: For the last several months, the science, engineering and operations teams have only met three days a week to plan activities for Curiosity in order to give the engineers … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Getting ready for the SAM geochronology experiment

Sol 1963, February 12, 2018, update by MSL scientist Lauren Edgar: Over the weekend Curiosity drove ~52 m to the northeast to another patch of gray bedrock. The team is interested in characterizing the gray bedrock to determine if we … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Filling up on pre-holiday data treats

Sol 1911-12, December 20, 2017, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: This morning we found ourselves back on familiar ground, near the targets “Lismore” and “Leadhills” that we imaged back on sol 1905. We drove here to take a closer … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Driving ‘home’ for the holidays

Sol 1909-10, December 18, 2017, update by MSL scientist Lauren Edgar: Today’s planning session kicked off with an important decision about where to drive and how that will set us up for exciting science over the holidays. After much discussion, … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Welcome to Torridon!

Sol 1897-98, December 6, 2017, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: As indicated by our long wheel tracks in the Navcam image above, our planned ~25-meter drive on Sol 1896 was successful, bringing us to another stop along our route … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Stuffed with science

Sol 1882-88, November 21, 2017, update by MSL scientist Ryan Anderson: This week we put together two extra-large helpings of science to get us through the Thanksgiving holiday. The first plan covers sols 1882 through 1886 and much like my … Continue reading

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