Tag Archives: Ogunquit Beach

Curiosity update: Planning to drive again

Sol 1863, November 1, 2017, update by MSL scientist Roger Wiens: Curiosity will finally be back on the move. The rover made an unexpected stop of nearly two weeks in the current location due to several things ranging from failed … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: The curse of Vera Rubin Ridge strikes again

Sols 1861-61, October 30, 2017, update by MSL scientist Ryan Anderson: We are starting to suspect that Vera Rubin Ridge might be cursed. After the challenges we faced last week, we were hoping for a successful weekend plan but alas, … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A working weekend

Sols 1858-60, October 27, 2017, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Following a series of setbacks this week, Curiosity is on track to have a productive, albeit stationary, weekend. Monday’s communication issue and Wednesday’s possible difficulties in delivering the “Ogunquit … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Take 2 (almost)!

Sols 1856-57, October 25, 2017, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: After Monday’s communications hiccup (detailed here) that prevented us from uplinking our two-sol plan, today we’re hoping to redo most of what we had in Monday’s plan. This primarily … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Space is hard

Sols 1853-54, October 24, 2017, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: Our exploration of space, and Gale Crater specifically, is enabled by incredible technology and amazing engineers and scientists. But, circumstances constantly remind us that space is hard. It’s a … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Feeding SAM some sand

Sol 1852, October 20, 2017, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: MSL drove over 20 meters on Sol 1850, to an area with lots of bedrock exposed. We had several nice targets to choose from, but were limited in what … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Quite a diffracting weekend!

Sol 1831, September 30, 2017, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: The science team has been waiting quite a long time for this moment. Back in late March, nearly 180 Mars-days ago and when Curiosity was investigating the last stretches … Continue reading

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Curiosity’s balky drill: The problem and solutions

[From Emily Lakdawalla’s blog at The Planetary Society] Curiosity is heavier, more capable, and more expensive than its rover predecessors in order that it can acquire samples of Martian materials and deliver them to two sophisticated laboratory instruments inside the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: DAN has been busy

Sol 1661-63, April 8, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Our drive away from the “Ogunquit Beach” sand dune location went well, taking us about 35 meters to the southwest and putting us in a good location to continue … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Time to hit the road again

Sol 1659-60, April 5, 2017, update by USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: Curiosity has been carrying out a great investigation at Ogunquit Beach, but we’re still working out some issues related to the drill feed, so the decision was made to … Continue reading

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