Tag Archives: Oudam

Curiosity update: Drilling Marimba

Sol 1420, August 3, 2016, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The Sol 1419 activities completed successfully, including cleaning the remaining Oudam sample out of CHIMRA.  So the focus of the Sol 1420 plan is drilling into the Marimba bedrock … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Preparing to drill Marimba

Sol 1418, August 1, 2016, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Today’s plan was all about setting up for our next drill hole. Originally there was going to be no science block at all, but we ended up with a … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Phobos transit and Soliday

Sol 1382-83, June 27, 2016, update from USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Contact science in the Sol 1380-1381 plan went well, so we’re back to driving in the weekend plan! Sol 1382 will start with a Mastcam video of Phobos crossing … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: On the road again

Sol 1368-70, June 10, 2016, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: We received the engineering data that we needed to proceed with the final science activities at the Oudam drill site.  Today’s plan is focused on analyzing the pre-sieve dump … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Opportunistic contact science

Sol 1366-67, June 8, 2016, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: The day started off with some changes to the sol path due to some holes in the downlink.  Unfortunately some engineering camera and MAHLI images from Sol 1364 were … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Analyzing drill sample

Sol 1364-65, June 6, 2016, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The Oudam drill campaign continues to go well, with sample acquired and ready for analysis.  Planning is now restricted, so we are planning 2 sols today.  On Sol 1364, … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Drilling Oudam

Sol 1361-63, June 3, 2016, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The MSL Rover Planners have all the data they need to drill (no “mini-drill” required), so the plan for this weekend focuses on drilling into the Oudam bedrock target.  … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Preparing to drill

Sol 1360, June 2, 2016, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Arm work continues to go well, so preparation for drilling and sample analysis is the focus of the Sol 1360 plan.  First, CheMin will dump the Lubango and Okoruso … Continue reading

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